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49.234 (BF1150)

Brown Elm Bell   

Epinotia abbreviana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June, at first in an unopened leaf-bud (this feeding is conspicuous later as an arc of holes near the leaf-base).  Later in spun leaves, often spinning one above another.  Adults: June-September.

Larval foodplants

Elm species or, less often, Field Maple.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkdale Bank on 10th July 1999 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1988 2020
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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