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49.067 (BF1059)

Perth Button   

Acleris abietana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: (probably June)-July in a slight web between the needles.  Adults: September-May.

Larval foodplants

Giant Fir.  In Europe, also pine, spruce and other fir species.

History 1860-2010

The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glenlee, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 14th April 2011, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found in Polmoodie Forest, Moffat Water, during 2017.

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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