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49.244 (BF1132)

White Sallow Bell   

Epinotia subocellana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April between two leaves spun flatly together.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Goat Willow, Grey Willow or Eared Willow.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Longbridge Muir on 25th June 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen also at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Lochaber Loch on 2nd July 1996.

29 record(s) from 21 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2019 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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