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31.001 (BF658)

Long-horned Flat-body   

Carcina quercana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Although superficially resembling a tortrix species, the long antennae give it away.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-June feeding beneath a flat, silken web on the underside of a leaf.  Adults July-September.

Larval foodplants

A wide variety of trees and shrubs, most commonly oak species and Beech.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, on 18th August 1970 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Bargaly Lodge on 21st July 1992, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Logan Botanical Gardens on 11th August 2011.

93 record(s) from 23 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022 2021
31.001 Carcina Quercana
31.001 Carcina Quercana
31.001 Carcina Quercana31.001 Carcina Quercana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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