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Acleris cristana
Tufted Button ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
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Photo © Matthew Casey,  14/02/2017 - costessey

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Acleris hastiana
Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Flight: Aug - Nov, then again from March-May after hibernation.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn and Hawthorn.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Distinctive variation in appearance.

A large coarse scale tuft (hence vernacular name) situated towards the end of the discal cell on each forewing is peculiar to this species.

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/12/2021127TG20 - Norwich
12/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/05/2021127TG20 - Norwich
31/03/2021128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
28/03/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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