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49.228 (BF1153)

Brown Alder Bell   

Epinotia sordidana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June, at first in a rolled or puckered leaf, then making a pod of a leaf.  Adults: August-October.

Larval foodplants

Common Alder, favouring saplings and young coppice regrowth.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castle Wood, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, on 8th October 2010 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

2 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2010

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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