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30.002 (BF662)

Straw-coloured Tubic   

Agnoea subochreella
Adult: 2

See also Moth of the Week (09/01/2023)

Recording method

To find a larval case, sift through leaf litter at the base of trees in March and April.  Adults fly in early morning, afternoon and at night.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-April, feeding on the ground in a portable case made from a folded-over section of leaf.  Adults May-July.

Larval foodplants

Decaying leaves, mosses, lichens and dead insects.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Almorness, Kirkcudbrightshire, in June 2022 by Richard and Barbara Mearns.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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