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15.014 (BF293)

Common Slender   

Gracillaria syringella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July, August-October.  Mine is initially a gallery, leading to a blotch often occupied by more than one larva.  Later in a rolled leaf, or cone formed by folding the tip of the leaf downwards.  Adults fly March-October.

Larval foodplants

Ash, Privet and Lilac.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, on 18th June 1969 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the firsts for Dumfriesshire and Wigtownshire were found at unknown sites by persons unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).

72 record(s) from 33 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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