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29.003 (BF665)

Spring Tubic   

Dasystoma salicella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Males fly in sunshine in the middle of the day.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-September, feeding amongst spun leaves.

Larval foodplants

Bog-myrtle, willow species, Blackthorn, Silverweed, Meadowsweet, Bramble etc.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 2001 (MOGBI data).

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 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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