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49.239 (BF1148)

Moorland Bell   

Epinotia mercuriana
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae September-June in spun leaves.  Adults: July-September.

Larval foodplants

Heather, willow species, Blaeberry.  Possibly other herbaceous shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Carlin’s Cairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 11th August 2000, while the first for Dumfriesshire was of five netted on Upper Coomb Craig on 14th August 2012.

51 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2017

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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