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49.060 (BF1032)

Yellow Oak Button   

Aleimma loeflingiana
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: May, in a rolled or folded leaf.  Adults:  May-August.

Larval foodplants

Oak species; occasionally Acer species or Hornbeam.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Needles Eye near Caulkerbush, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 20th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 4th July 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, the specimen at National Museums Scotland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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