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49.153 (BF1096)

Bilberry Marble   

Apotomis sauciana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June (lowland areas), June-August or August-May (upland areas), in a spun terminal shoot.  Adults: July-August (May-August in upland areas).

Larval foodplants

Blaeberry; in upland areas also Bearberry and mountain willow species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1993 (SNH data), while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Cairnsmore of Fleet where fifteen were netted on 9th July 2014, one being verified by K. P. Bland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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