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35.018 (BF858)

Square-spot Crest   

Hypatima rhomboidella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae May-July.  Adults July-October.

Larval foodplants

Birch species or Hazel, feeding in a leaf rolled lengthways.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th August 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Carsegowan Moss on 9th August 1997 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Castle Loch LNR at Lochmaben on 13th August 1997.

39 record(s) from 19 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2016
35.018 Hypatima Rhomboidella
35.018 Hypatima Rhomboidella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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