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49.254 (BF1133)

Crescent Bell   

Epinotia bilunana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae September-April in a catkin, distorting it.  Adults: May-August.

Larval Foodplants

Birch species


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kippford, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 16th June 2006, while the following month the first for Wigtownshire was found at The Forest during July 2006 by Arthur Ewing, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2021 2021
49.254 Epinotia Bilunana
49.254 Epinotia Bilunana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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