Acleris bergmanniana

    Alternative names
    Yellow Rose Button

    Wingspan 10 to 14 mm. This is a small attractive yellow mottled species, the upper wing is marked with metallic blue-grey striations, edged with rufous, and the two black dots are in fact small raised tufts of black scales.

    Identification difficulty

    Occupying gardens and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    Flying from late afternoon onwards during June and July, it is also attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the leaves and shoots of rose bushes.

    UK Status

    It is quite common over most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map