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49.281 (BF1168)

White Cloaked Shoot   

Gypsonoma sociana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-May, in autumn mining a twig, in spring feeding in expanding leaf-buds or, if on willow, in the catkins.  Adults:May-August.

Larval foodplants

Black-poplar, Hybrid Black-poplar, Aspen.  Less often on willow species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 16th June 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Troston on 26th June 1976, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Glenstockadale, near Leswalt, during June 2011.

18 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2014 2022
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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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