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35.010 (BF843)

Vetch Sober   

Aproaerema anthyllidella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae March-May, July-August, mining the leaves and eventually making a leaf-pod.  Adults April-June, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Kidney Vetch.  Less frequently Medick species, Restharrow species, Clover and Trefoil species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was trapped on Auchencairn Bay on 8th August 2004.

3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2004
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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