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Acleris kochiella
Elm Button (Goeze, 1783)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1050 / 49.085
Photo © Paul Kitchener

Similar Suffolk Species
Grey Birch Button
Acleris logiana
Wingspan: 15-18mm
Flight: Two Generations. June-July. Sept - April (overwintering)
Foodplant:   Elm
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Not a common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded Acleris with the autumn brood hibernating. The larvae feed from a folded leaf of Ulmus.

Identification: This species and A. logiana may be confused. The summer brood of A. kochiella is creamy white and the autumn brood generally a silvery grey. This species is smaller and relatively narrower winged to A. logiana that is 18 to 22mm wingspan. The other distinguishing factor is that A. kochiella appears rough winged and A. logiana is silky, In part this is a consequence of fine speckling in A. kochiella

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/02/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/11/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/09/2020125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
31/07/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
18/04/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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