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49.242 (BF1145)

Small Spruce Bell   

Epinotia nanana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-May.  Mines a needle, moving to a new needle via a silken tube.  It retreats along this tube to deposit frass in the previously mined leaf, a habit that characterises this species.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Norway Spruce and Sitka Spruce.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Dormont Lake, Dalton, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd July 2014 and confirmed by K. P. Bland.

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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