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49.082 (BF1055)

Heath Button   

Acleris hyemana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-August in a slight web on top of shoots, preferring flowers.  Adults: August-June.

Larval foodplants

Heather, Bell Heather, Cross-leaved Heath, Blaeberry, Cowberry, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, on 24th April 1954 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Kettleton on 17th October 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at New Abbey during mid-October 2004.

28 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1982 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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