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49.342 (BF1259)

Large Beech Piercer   

Cydia fagiglandana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April in the beech mast, hollowing out a nut and packing it with frass.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, on 19th June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1989 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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