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49.064 (BF1040)

Caledonian Button   

Acleris caledoniana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun leaves and shoots. Adults:  July-September.

Larval foodplants

Blaeberry.  Also Cowberry, Bog Myrtle, Cloudberry, Potentilla species (Tormentil, cinquefoils, Silverweed etc) and Lodgepole Pine.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glenim near Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd September 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, the specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kinharvie on 26th August 1978 by Duncan, with the Wigtownshire first being found in the New Luce area in late June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

35 record(s) from 19 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2017

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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