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49.341 (BF1260)

Marbled Piercer   

Cydia splendana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May in an acorn, chestnut or walnut.  Adults: June-September.

Larval foodplants

Oak species, Sweet Chestnut, occasionally Walnut.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Lochwood Oaks, Dumfriesshire, on 8th August 1996 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Ravenshall Point on 4th August 1997.

27 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2022 2021
49.341 Cydia Splendana
49.341 Cydia Splendana
49.341 Cydia Splendana49.341 Cydia Splendana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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