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49.035 (BF991)

Obscure Twist   

Clepsis senecionana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April in a rolled leaf or spun terminal shoot.  Adults: May-June.

Larval foodplants

Bog Myrtle, Blaeberry, Goldenrod, possibly other herbaceous plants, also conifers.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Ae Forest, Dumfriesshire, on 22nd May 1957, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found near Loch Mackie on 30th May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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