Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Tortricidae   Checklist Number: 49.080

Acleris hastiana   Linnaeus, 1758

Sallow Button

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