Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Acleris hastiana Linnaeus, 1758
Sallow Button

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.080

The chameleon of the British tortrices being extremely variable, with dozens of named forms. Well marked specimens are strikingly beautiful. Scarce (or under-recorded) on the islands. It is bivoltine in much of its range but in Scotland it is usually single brooded emerging in September and overwintering until April

Willow Salix is the preferred foodplant

Acleris hastiana
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