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70.202 (BF1881)

Early Tooth-striped   

Trichopteryx carpinata
Adult: 2
Resident, common, widespread. Well distributed throughout Britain.


The broader, rounder forewing with faint cross-lines should separate it from the Seraphim.

Recording method

Adult can be found on fence posts during the day, Comes to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present May to July.

Larval foodplants

Alder, birches, Honeysuckle and Sallows.


Broadleaved woodland, fens and scrubby heathland.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1862 for VC72 at Tinwald Downs, Dumfries by Lennon, in 1911 for VC74 at Corsemalzie by Gordon and in 1970 for VC783 at Glentrool village by Shaw.

365 record(s) from 42 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2022
70.101 Mottled Grey
70.101 Mottled Grey

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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