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08.002 (BF130)

Feathered Bright   

Incurvaria masculella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine and occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae May-March, Adults April-June.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Rose species, Sea Buckthorn, sometimes other rosaceous trees and shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Lincluden Abbey, Dumfriesshire, on 4th May 1878 by members of the Natural History Society, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Palnackie on 28th May 1962 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

31 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2021
8.002 Incurvaria Masculella
8.002 Incurvaria Masculella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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