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39.001 (BF905)

Hawthorn Cosmet   

Blastodacna hellerella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes freely to light.  Rests on trunks and fences.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-October.  Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Berries of hawthorn species or Common Whitebeam.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Holywood on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being trapped at MV light at Milton on 11th July 2013.

19 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1989 2022 2022
39.001 Blastodacna Hellerella
39.001 Blastodacna Hellerella
39.001 Blastodacna Hellerella
39.001 Blastodacna Hellerella39.001 Blastodacna Hellerella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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