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47.005 (BF483)

Garden Lance-wing   

Epermenia chaerophyllella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Adults sit on flowers and come to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June, August-September.  Adults: July-September, October-April.

Larval foodplants

Many umbellifers.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a larva found on Heracleum on the Threave Estate, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 14th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, who also found the first for Wigtownshire that was of a larva found on Heracleum at Glenwhan Gardens at Dunragit on 17th July 1994, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data).

11 record(s) from 11 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1994 2019 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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