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49.078 (BF1043)

Ginger Button   

Acleris aspersana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: May-July in folded or spun leaves.  Adults: July-September.

Larval foodplants

Herbaceous plants including Meadowsweet, Wild Strawberry, Water Avens, Wood Avens, Common Rock-rose, Potentilla spp (Tormentil, cinquefoils, Silverweed etc) and Salad Burnet.  Also Field Maple, Rubus species (Bramble etc) and willow species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 21st September 1970 by Sir Arthur Duncan, the specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Cleugh SSSI and Kenmure Holms SSSI on 22nd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomnologists’ meeting. The Wigtownshire first was found at Milton Point on 24th August 2003.

92 record(s) from 33 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
49.078 Acleris Aspersana
49.078 Acleris Aspersana
49.078 Acleris Aspersana49.078 Acleris Aspersana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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