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49.096 (BF924)

Bluebell Conch   

Hysterophora maculosana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: June-April in a seed capsule.  Adults: April-June.

Larval foodplants

Bluebell or possibly Spanish & Hybrid Bluebells.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1870 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at The Grove on 9th June 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Carrickcundie, Drummore on 12th May 2014.

8 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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