Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Acleris hastiana
Sallow Button
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (18-22 mm.)
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Acleris cristana
Tufted Button

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1054 / 49.076

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Near the north-east limit of its range. Not noted here since
recorded from near Ipswich about 1890 (Miller).

Recent Status: Found across Suffolk.

Life Style: The species flies from evening through the night and comes to light. The species hibernates and is most commonly noted in late winter or early spring. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees starting on opening buds and subsequently from spun leaves. Most commonly on Prunus.

Identification: A larger Acleris species with a concave termen and moderately wide shoulders. It has a distinctive large centrally placed scale tuft that separates it from other British Acleris species. It is exceedingly variable with many names and striking colour variants.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/04/2018125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
21/07/2017125TM44 - Orford Ness
14/04/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/04/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/03/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Flight: Aug - Nov, then again from March-May after hibernation.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn and Hawthorn.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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