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49.038 (BF994)

Privet Twist   

Clepsis consimilana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


The plain forewing with two dark marks on the dorsum is diagnostic.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-June in dense, untidy spinnings, preferring dead or withered leaves.  Adults: June-July in Scotland; elsewhere in the UK May-August, September-October.

Larval foodplants

Many trees & shrubs especially privets.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, on 24th June 2005, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Glencaple on 29th June 2008, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Mersehead RSPB on 4th July 2011.

88 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 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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