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49.082 ~ 1055 ~ Acleris hyemana ~ Heath Button
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Heathland and moorland.


Heather and heath.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in a slight web at the shoot tips and feeds within. Pupates in a earthen cocoon spun up in moss or in a cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 29th Nov 2013, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 11th April 2014, Lake Glaslyn