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49.037 (BF993)

Cyclamen Tortrix   

Clepsis spectrana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun leaves or flowers.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many herbaceous marsh and maritime plants.   Also oak species, Sycamore and Sitka Spruce.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glenstockadale, Wigtownshire, on 7th August 2001, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay on 12th June 2002, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Langyards Wood on 18th June 2011.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2022
49.037 Clepsis Spectrana
49.037 Clepsis Spectrana
49.037 Clepsis Spectrana
49.037 Clepsis Spectrana49.037 Clepsis Spectrana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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