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Acleris literana
Lichen Button (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1061 / 49.087
Photo © Allan Drewitt,  Dersingham 02/04/2011

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: August to May
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Distinctive species, but quite variable. Pale green ground colour with whitish and blackish markings. Common name from its appearance not foodplant.
Overwinters as an adult.

Recorded on 2nd April 2011 at Dersingham (Allan Drewitt) The only known VC28 record since 1899!
Recorded in 2013 at Overstrand (G. Bond).

Four old Victorian records noted as 'scarce'. (C. Barrett)
Listed at Gillingham Thicks VC27 (1998)

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/02/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
31/01/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
12/01/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
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