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70.207 (BF1887)

Clouded Border   

Lomaspilis marginata
Adult: 1
Resident, abundant, widespread. Widespread throughout most of Britain.



Recording method

Comes to light, often in numbers.

Life cycle

One or two generations. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larvae appear from mid-July to mid-September.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on poplars and willows; also possibly Hazel.


Woodland, scrub, heathland and wetland.


The first record for Dumfries and Galloway was in in 1829 for VC72 at Raehills by Little, in 1913 for VC74 at Dowalton Loch by Gordon and in 1930 for VC73 at Southerness by Duncan.

2173 record(s) from 67 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 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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