Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Aleimma loeflingiana
Yellow Oak Button

(Linnaeus, 1758)1032 / 49.060

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite a common kind among oaks, in and out of woods, in late June. Dodnash and Bentley Woods, at Ipswich lights, &c.

Recent Status: A common summer species in Suffolk.

Life Style: Flies at night and comes to light during summer. The larvae feed from a rolled leaf on Quercus and less commonly on Acer and Carpinus. They pupate in a cocoon in the leaf or on the ground.

Identification: The moth has narrow shoulders and a broad wing with an acute apex and straight termen. It is white through yellow to pale orange ochre with a darker patterning and sometimes extensive shading centrally. The patterning may result in a netted pattern but specifically shows four spots on the costa of which the posterior three are usually double. The termen is dark and the thorax often paler.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
16/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
04/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
02/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
30/06/2020225TG50 - Gorleston
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Wingspan: 14-19 mm.
Flight: June and August.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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