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49.120 (BF947)

Yarrow Conch   

Aethes smeathmanniana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-May in spun flowers or in the seed-head.  Adults: May-July, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Yarrow, Centaurea species (knapweeds etc), Corn Chamomile.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire, on 7th July 1996, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Mersehead RSPB on 20th July 1996 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Cardryne near Drummore on 8th September 2012.

11 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2012
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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