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49.267 (BF1200b)

Fulvous Bell   

Eucosma fulvana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.


Recently split from Eucosma hohenwartiana. E. fulvana is larger and paler, being whitish brown or pale yellowish brown with an orangery tinge sometimes; it is associated with Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May in the flower-head or seed-head.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Greater Knapweed.


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 Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkdale on 7th July 1984 by R. P. Knill-Jones.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1899 1984
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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