Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.226 [B&F: 1160] Acroclita subsequana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on shingle beaches and sandy beaches in parts of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire following old records from southern Hampshire, nothing more was heard of this moth until larvae were found at Sandy Point on Hayling Island in June 1996. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-16 mm. The pale ochreous ground colour and the tawny markings of the forewing, which are only slightly darker and do not contrast strongly, give this species a characteristic appearance; the two small tufts of raised black mixed with whitish scales on the outer edge of the basal patch are a useful diagnostic character [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Sea Spurge and Portland Spurge, living between leaves and shoots spun together with silk, over-wintering in a cocoon.

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)24-Jun-1995tenAppleton, DLarval
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)17-Feb-1996oneAppleton, DLarval
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)16-May-2007-Budd, PA-

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