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49.265 (BF1201)

Hoary Belle   

Eucosma cana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May in a flower-head.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Various thistles, Common Knapweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills, Dumfriesshire, while the first for Wigtownshire was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Twynholm on 13th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

217 record(s) from 44 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022
49.265 Eucosma Cana
49.265 Eucosma Cana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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