Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Tunstall common, Suffolk. April 2011

Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (12-19mm)
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Acleris hyemana
Heath Button

(Haworth, 1811)1055 / 49.082

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Rare and taken before 1890 singly only, in both east and west, doubtless among ling on heaths. Leiston (Lord Walsingham); Tuddenham on the Breck (Wrn). Rediscovered in Blythbro Wood on 26 March 1936 by Mr. Goddard.

Recent Status: Locally common on heathland, primarily in the Sandlings.

Life Style: A single brooded hibernating species with larvae feeding of Erica and Calluna in Suffolk. The larvae spin shelter around top shoots and flowers.

Identification: The moth is a narrow winged, narrow shouldered Acleris with a straight or slightly concave termen and acute apex. The basic pattern does not vary but is subject to a varied balance between the silvery, the yellow, orange or reddish brown and the black speckling. More Info

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2019125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/03/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/03/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/04/2016125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
05/03/2015+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 12-19mm
Flight: September - April
Foodplant:   Heather, Heath
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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