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49.133 (BF968)

Birch Conch   

Thyraylia nana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April in a catkin.  Adults: May-June.

Larval foodplants

Birch (Betula spp) catkins.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd June 1996 during a Scottish Entromologists’ gathering, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

9 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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