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49.031 (BF989)

Timothy Tortrix   

Zelotherses paleana
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-June, among spun leaves.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many grasses and herbaceous plants, occasionally on deciduous trees and conifers.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Killantringan Lighthouse, Wigtownshire, during July 1914 by D. A. Mowat the keeper, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Needles Eye, near Caulkerbush on 20th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Caerlaverock on 10th July 1982, also by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

143 record(s) from 39 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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