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49.246 (BF1130)

Dingy Spruce Bell   

Epinotia pygmaeana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-July, first mining a single young needle then later feeding amongst spun needles.  Adults: March-June.

Larval foodplants

Alder and birch species; also recorded from rose species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th May 1981 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was netted at Longbridgemuir on 19th April 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1997 2014
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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