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36.001 (BF878)

Poplar Cosmet   

Batrachedra praeangusta
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Rests on tree trunks. Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-June inside a female catkin and later – from an external web – on a bud.  Adults fly June-October.

Larval foodplants

White Poplar, Aspen, White Willow, Goat Willow, Grey Willow.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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