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49.089 (BF1057)

Sweet-gale Button   

Acleris rufana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: June-August in a neat tube of leaves spun round a stem.  Adults: August-April.

Larval foodplants

Bog Myrtle.  Also Meadowsweet, White Poplar, Goat Willow or Labrador-tea.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 1993 (SNH data), while the first for Wigtownshire was also found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data). This could be one and the same record from a site close to the border with the two VCs. However, there are further records from the two counties mentioned.

11 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2020 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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