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14.008 (BF272)

Alder Bent-wing   

Bucculatrix cidarella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Rare. Only found in Dumfriesshire.

Recording method

Adults may be found resting on tree-trunks.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-October.  The larva initially mines the leaf then feeds externally.  Adults fly May-June.

Larval foodplants

Common Alder and Bog-myrtle.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data). However, it has since been found in this vice county.

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 1961

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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