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49.062 (BF1036)

Maple Button   

Acleris forsskaleana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June, first in spun leaves or flowers then in a leaf rolled lengthways.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Field Maple, Sycamore.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, by Sir Arthur Duncan on 27th July 1976, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkcudbright on 28th July 2008, with the Wigtownshire first being found at The Forest during August 2006 by Arthur Ewing.

49 record(s) from 11 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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