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49.077 (BF1048)

Garden Rose Tortrix   

Acleris variegana
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: April-July under a folded leaf-edge or between spun leaves.  Adults: June-November.

Larval foodplants

Rose species, Rubus species (Brambles etc), Hawthorn species, Prunus species (cherry, plum Blackthorn etc), apple species, Salad Burnet.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 16th September 1951 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay on 24th August 2002, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Portpatrick on 22nd August 1990.

255 record(s) from 36 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix
49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix
49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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