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49.286 (BF1184a)

Knapweed Bell   

Epiblema cirsiana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April in the stem and roots.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Common Knapweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who also found the first for Wigtownshire at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 27th June 1998, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1993 (SNH data).

37 record(s) from 26 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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