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02.001 (BF6)

Common Spring Jewel   Common Oak Purple

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: May-June.  Adults: April-May.

Larval Foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on the Drumlanrig Estate, Dumfriesshire on 18th May 1975 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, the specimen now at National Museums Scotland.  The first for Kirkcudbrightshire was of a leaf-mine found at Parton on 14th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.  The first for Wigtownshire was a leaf-mine found at Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, on 17th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

70 record(s) from 24 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2000 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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