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20.018 (BF417)

Blackthorn Argent   

Argyresthia spinosella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

May be beaten from the foodplant.  Flies at night and comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present March-April in a flowering shoot.  Adults May-July.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs Heughs, Sandyhills, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 7th July 2001, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Philip & Mary on 4th June 2011.

10 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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