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49.047 (BF1030)

Bluebell Shade   

Eana incanana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in a silken web spun over the flowers.  On Bluebell, yellow frass on unexpanded flower buds indicates a larva present.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Bluebell and Oxeye Daisy.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at The Forest, Wigtownshire, during July 2006, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was trapped during a BioBlitz at Knockman Wood on 12th July 2014.

13 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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