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20.022 (BF421)

Hawthorn Argent   

Argyresthia bonnetella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Can be beaten from the foodplant.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-May in a shoot.  Adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Penpont, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd August 1975 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Portling on 6th September 1978 by Sir Arthur B. Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data).

54 record(s) from 25 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2022
20.022 Argyresthia Bonnetella
20.022 Argyresthia Bonnetella
20.022 Argyresthia Bonnetella
20.022 Argyresthia Bonnetella20.022 Argyresthia Bonnetella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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