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49.245 (BF1137)

Square-barred Bell   

Epinotia tetraquetrana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-October, initially boring into a twig and causing a slight swelling. The final instar larva feeds in the turned-down edge of a leaf.  Adults: April-June.

Larval foodplants

Birch species and Common Alder.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, on 5th June 1966 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 24th May 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

12 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1996 2011 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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