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14.009 (BF273)

Lime Bent-wing   

Bucculatrix thoracella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: A

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Small-leaved Lime or Tilia x europaea.


First record for Dumfries and Galloway was several vacated mines in fallen leaves in a Dumfries supermarket car park, 18 September 2023.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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