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11.001 (BF180)

Dotted-margin Bagworm   

Diplodoma laichartingella
Adult: 1
Larval Case: 1

Recording method

Rests on tree trunks and comes to light.  Box sexes are winged.

Life cycle

Larvae September-May, adults June-July

Larval foodplants

Feeds mostly on dead insects but also decaying leaves, fungi, mosses, lichens and algae growing at the foot of a tree stump or under loose bark.


First record for Dumfries and Galloway was from WWT Caerlaverock in 2018.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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