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49.231 (BF1155)

Large Birch Bell   

Epinotia brunnichana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in a leaf rolled transversely from apex to petiole.  Adults: July-October.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, Hazel, willow species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th August 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who a few days later found the first for Dumfriesshire at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 18th August 1977, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

17 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2005
49.231 Epinotia Brunnichana
49.231 Epinotia Brunnichana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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