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49.069 ~ 1041 ~ Acleris sparsana ~ Ashy Button
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species has only been recorded from the north and the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, parks and gardens.


Beech and sycamore.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first forms a slight web beneath a leaf and later spins two leaves together and feeds within. Pupates spun up in debris or in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 10th Sept 2010, Commins Coch