Acleris aspersana

Alternative names
Ginger Button

Quite a small member of the Acleris genus with a wingspan of 13 to 16 mm. Forewing ground colour ochreous-yellow; markings brick-red.

Identification difficulty

This species prefers open areas such as grassland, downs and heaths.

When to see it

The adults fly from afternoon onwards, in July and August.

Life History

Associated with various herbaceous plants.

UK Status

The species is fairly common locally throughout the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional, although possibly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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