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06.004 (BF156)

Alder Cutter   Alder Lift

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

Recording method

Flies in sunshine.

Life cycle

Mines: June-September.  Adults: May-July.

Larval Foodplant

Common Alder Alnus glutinosa or Grey Alder Alnus incana.


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 Kirkcudbrightshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (MOGBI data), with the Wigtownshire first being of leaf-mines found on Alder at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 3rd July 2011.

9 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 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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