Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana
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Tortricidae » Tortricinae
This yellowish species has a distinctive reticulated pattern on the forewing, and a variably sized greyish suffusion across the centre.Conspicuously reticulate forewing pattern on a pale yellow ground colour; two small black scale-tufts near middle of dorsum; median fascia reduced at costal end to a narrow line, angulate near middle and a very variable grey suffusion enclosing and sometimes obscuring the scale tufts at its dorsal end; a conspicuous dark line along termen from tornus to apex extending onto the distal costa.
Flight period is dusk onwards during July and August. Main foodplants are field maple (Acer campestre) and sycamore (A. pseudoplatanus). The larva (September to June) can also be abundant on Norway maple (Acer platanoides), including the purple cultivar
Field Maple and Sycamore Woodland