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49.128 (BF946)

Burdock Conch   

Aethes rubigana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae September-May on the seeds.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkdale Bank on 10th July 1999 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Port Kale and Port Mora on 11th July 2003.

20 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2018

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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