Aleimma loeflingiana

Alternative names
Yellow Oak Button

Wingspan 14-19 mm. The darker markings on the forewings can be somewhat variable but are usually fairly diagnostic of the species.

Identification difficulty

Primarily a woodland species but can be found in any area containing Oak

When to see it

It flies during July and August from dusk into the night

Life History

Larvae feed mainly on Oak

UK Status

This moth can be found throughout most of Britain, though less frequent in the north. 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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