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08.001 (BF129)

Pale Feathered Bright   

Incurvaria pectinea
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording Method

Flies in sunshine, especially in the morning.  Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae May-September, adults April-May.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, Hornbeam, Hazel, apple species, lime species.  Occasionally Common Alder or Italian Alder.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in High Camer Wood, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 28th May 1967 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found of larvae found at Torrs Warren on 26th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Longbridgemuir on 19th April 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 2022 2014

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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