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20.020 (BF419)

Brown Rowan Argent   

Argyresthia semifusca
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Rowan and Common Whitebeam.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Rockcliffe, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 12th September 1989, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron Juniper Wood on 28th July 2014.

6 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2015
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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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