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35.050 (BF752)

Heather Neb   

Aristotelia ericinella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies during the afternoon and evening.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae May-July, feeding from a silk tube amongst twigs of the foodplant.

Larval foodplants

Heather (Calluna).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 4th September 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2001 (MOGBI data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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