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49.289 (BF1187)

Ragwort Bell   

Epiblema costipunctana

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-July, September-April.  The June-July brood feeds in the stem, the September-April brood in the rootstock.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Common Ragwort


First definite record for Dumfries and Galloway was an adult netted on the Portling-Sandyhills cliffs on 12 July 2019 (id confirmed by dissection).

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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