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14.013 (BF276)

Birch Bent-wing   

Bucculatrix demaryella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: L

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Birch species.  Less often, Sweet Chestnut.


First record for Dumfries and Galloway was a leaf-mine from Castle Wood, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, on 16 September 2023.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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