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49.070 (BF1042)

Rhomboid Tortrix   

Acleris rhombana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in buds then spun leaves and flower-heads.  Adults: June-November.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, apple species, Prunus species (plum, cherry, Blackthorn etc), Pear, rose species, Sorbus species (whitebeams etc), occasionally other trees and shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd September 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 15th October 1982 by Sir Arthur Duncan, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs on 30th August 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, all three specimens now at National Museums Scotland.

50 record(s) from 28 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2021 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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