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49.249 (BF1134)

Small Birch Bell   

Epinotia ramella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May in a twig or catkin.  Adults: July-October.

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th August 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Blawbare, near Closeburn, during 2005, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Craighlaw, Kirkcowan, on 28th August 2009.

88 record(s) from 29 hectad(s) in D&G

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Last recorded 2009 2022 2022
49.249 Epinotia Ramella
49.249 Epinotia Ramella
49.249 Epinotia Ramella
49.249 Epinotia Ramella49.249 Epinotia Ramella49.249 Epinotia Ramella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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