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14.003 (BF267)

Saltern Bent-wing   

Bucculatrix maritima
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-August, October-May.  The larva initially mines the leaf, then either feeds externally or continues to mine in a succession of small galleries similar to Scrobipalpa salicorniae.  Adults fly May-July, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Sea Aster.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 5th September 2004, while the first for Dumfriesshire was trapped at Glencaple on 2nd September 2013.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2014
14.003 Bucculatrix Maritima
14.003 Bucculatrix Maritima
14.003 Bucculatrix Maritima

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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