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49.248 (BF1139)

Nut Bud Moth   

Epinotia tenerana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: October-May, first in the catkins causing slight distortion then later in developing leaf-buds.  Adults: June-October.

Larval foodplants

Hazel, Common Alder.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Livingstone, Kirkcudbrightshire on 21st July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who also found the first for Dumfriesshire at Penpont on 3rd August 1975, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Leswalt on 17th July 2012.

70 record(s) from 22 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022
49.248 Epinotia Tenerana
49.248 Epinotia Tenerana
49.248 Epinotia Tenerana
49.248 Epinotia Tenerana49.248 Epinotia Tenerana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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