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49.110 (BF938)

Knapweed Conch   

Agapeta zoegana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: September-April in the roots.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Common Knapweed, probably other knapweeds and Field Scabious.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell on 31st July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the first for Dumfriesshire at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 7th August 1977, all three specimens now at National Museums Scotland.

40 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2011
49.110 Agapeta Zoegana
49.110 Agapeta Zoegana
49.110 Agapeta Zoegana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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