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Kent Moth Group


Acleris abietana

Perth Button

Family: Tortricidae

RES: 49.067 B&F: 1059

Verification Grade (Adult):

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.

Verification Comment: Please retain any possible specimens and send clear images to the CMR team to aid identification.

Habitat: Frequents coniferous woodland.

Flight Season: Adults fly from late summer and overwinter, appearing on milder days and again in the spring.

© Julian Russell

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Acleris abietana (Perth Button) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Acleris abietana (Perth Button) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Acleris abietana (Perth Button) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Acleris abietana (Perth Button) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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