Acleris abietana

Fir Tortrix


Species Codes

B&F 1059 RES 49.067

Other Names

Perth Button

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Species Account

First recorded in Britain near Perth in 1965. Following which it became established in other parts of Scotland and northern England. ""A confirmed record in East Kent from 2012 has recently come to light (no pun intended). Worth keeping a close eye out for this one.  

The forewing has noticeable raised blackish scale tufts, and on close inspection, long hair-like scales can be seen along the leading edge of the wing.""""


Frequents coniferous woodland.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Acleris abietana (Perth Button) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Acleris abietana (Perth Button) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Acleris abietana (Perth Button) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

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External Links

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