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15.015 (BF294)

Ribwort Slender   

Aspilapteryx tringipennella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July, October-April.  Mine is a tortuous gallery leading to a blotch mine on the upper surface causing the leaf to close over the mine.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Ribwort Plantain.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found of a mine found on Plantago at Southerness, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 11th July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Kirkton on 4th July 2011.

40 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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