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10.003 (BF125)

Bordered Carl   

Coptotriche marginea
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.


Confusion can arise with mines of another Bramble miner, the more common Stigmella aurella. 

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, September-March.  Adults fly May-July, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Rubus species, especially Bramble.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to February 1975 (BRC/MOGBI data), while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was of an adult found at Mersehead RSPB on 22nd July 2005.




3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 1961
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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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