Acleris forsskaleana

    Alternative names
    Maple Button

    This yellowish species has a distinctive reticulated pattern on the forewing and a variably sized greyish suffusion across the centre.

    Identification difficulty

    Frequenting woodland, long grassy areas and gardens etc.

    When to see it

    The flight period is dusk onwards during July and August.

    Life History

    Larval stage September to June.

    UK Status

    Relatively common in certain parts of Britain with most records coming from southern and north-western England. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map