Garden Rose Tortrix


Acleris variegana – An extremely variable micro-moth species in patterning and colouration. A melanic form also occurs. Like other similar species of Tortrix, it mimics bird-droppings to evade predation. The larvae feed on the leaves of a variety of trees and shrubs, including roses, brambles, hawthorns, cherries and apples.


Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana


Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana


Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana


Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 23rd, 24th & 30th September 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

Best of The Bunch II

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea

The best of this weekends moth trapping. September 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.