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49.051 (BF1021)

Flax Tortrix   

Cnephasia asseclana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many herbaceous plants, occasionally other plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 10th July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Dumfriesshire at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 12th July 1977, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs on 13th August 1983 by Duncan, all three specimens now at National Museums Scotland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022 2022
49.051 Cnephasia Asseclana
49.051 Cnephasia Asseclana
49.051 Cnephasia Asseclana49.051 Cnephasia Asseclana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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