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06.005 (BF157)

Birch Cutter   Birch Lift

Heliozela hammoniella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies in afternoon sunshine.

Life cycle

Mines: July-August.  Adults: April-July.

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown during 1978 (Scottish micro-moth data), while the first for Wigtownshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1985 (MOGBI data), as was the Kirkcudbrightshire first.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2020 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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