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49.252 (BF1142)

Common Spruce Bell   

Epinotia tedella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April, first mining terminal needs of side-shoots and later feeding in a spinning of bunched needles.  Adults: May-August.

Larval Foodplants

Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Ae, Dumfriesshire, on 23rd May 1957, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 24th June 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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