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15.010 (BF288)

White-triangle Slender   

Caloptilia stigmatella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July, July-October, first in a gallery then in a blotch, later in two successive cones, each constructed by rolling the tip or edge of the leaf downwards (sometimes upwards – like a Parornix-type fold – in some poplars).  Adults fly June-August, September-May.

Larval foodplants

Poplar and willow species; very occasionally in birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, on 26th August 1981 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was of a larval spinning found on Salix atrocinarea at Elrig Loch, near Mochrum, on 28th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found in Mabie Forest on 22nd September 2001.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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