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49.186 (BF1097)

Teasel Marble   

Endothenia gentianaeana
Adult: 4

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June on the pith in the centre of a seed-head.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

The pith in the centre of a Teasel seed-head.


The first record for Dumfries and Galloway was of three larvae which later hatched from Teasel heads found on 15 May 2019 at Barsalloch Point, Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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