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49.087 (BF1061)

Lichen Button   

Acleris literana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June amongst spun leaves which they skeletonise.  Adults: July-May.

Larval foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it Raehills, Dumfriesshire, where he resided, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Glenlee on 6th April 2011.

7 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2014

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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