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28.012 (BF644)

Small Dingy Tubic   

Borkhausenia fuscescens
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present October-April in a frass-covered tube attached to the leaves.  Adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Decaying leaves; also found in birds’ nests, decaying coniferous wood and old cobwebs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 2nd August 1979 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 10 July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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