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49.005 (BF1006)

Brown-barred Twist   

Epagoge grotiana
Adult: 1
This rare resident was first located at Mersehead in 2011.

Recording method

Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May, on leaves of trees and shrubs and then on dead leaves on the ground.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Leaves of oak species, Bramble and hawthorn species, in a spinning among the leaves.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Mersehead RSPB, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 18th July 2011.

4 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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