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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map