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63.018 (BF1378)

Elder Pearl   

Anania coronata
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


A distinctive dark moth with large white spots.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Elder (Sambucus nigra), lilacs, viburnums and privets.


Gardens, woodland and hedges.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kippford, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 8th July 2005, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Glencaple on 25th June 2010, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Chippermore Point on 23rd July 2010.

26 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2010 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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