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14.010 (BF274)

Oak Bent-wing   

Bucculatrix ulmella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: A

Recording method

Adults come to light or may be found resting on tree-trunks or fences.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Oak species or, occasionally, Hornbeam.


First record for Dumfries and Galloway was a leaf-mine from Loch Ken viaduct on 28 September 2017.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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