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

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