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49.069 (BF1041)

Ashy Button   

Acleris sparsana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: June-August, at first in a slight web on the underside of a leaf, later living in a chamber between spun leaves from which it feeds on the surrounding foliage.  Adults: August-May.

Larval foodplants

Beech, Sycamore, Field Maple, Hornbeam.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 27th September 1970 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Portling on 25th August 1976, also by Sir Arthur Duncan and the specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at the Mull of Galloway RSPB Reserve on 18th September 1998 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

51 record(s) from 20 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022
49.069 Acleris Sparsana
49.069 Acleris Sparsana
49.069 Acleris Sparsana
49.069 Acleris Sparsana49.069 Acleris Sparsana49.069 Acleris Sparsana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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