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49.087 ~ 1061 ~ Acleris literana ~ Lichen Button
UK Status

Resident. Locally common, found mainly in the southern half of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on branches or twigs. Larva spins the leaves together, skeletizing them. Pupates spun up between leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 19th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 19th Mar 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 20th Mar 2012, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 1st Mar 2012, Morben ISAF