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49.279 (BF1169)

Common Cloaked Shoot   

Gypsonoma dealbana
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June, in autumn grazing the underside of a leaf under a frass-covered tube, in spring either in a shoot or spun leaves or, if on poplar or willow, in the catkins.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Oak species, Poplar species, Hazel, Willow species.  Sometimes Sycamore.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kippford, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 8th July 2005, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Courance on 1st August 2012.

17 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022
49.279 Gypsonoma Dealbana
49.279 Gypsonoma Dealbana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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