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49.240 (BF1136)

Common Birch Bell   

Epinotia immundana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July, September-March.  The July generation feeds in rolled leaves, the September-March generation in catkins and buds.  Adults: April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Alder and birch species; also recorded from rose species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Longbridge Muir, Dumfriesshire, on 25th June 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Troston on 4th June 1979, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

42 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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