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09.006 (BF138)

Scarce Bright   

Lampronia fuscatella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies in the afternoon and occasionally comes to light.  Larval emergence hole in twig is capped with red-brown frass during March-April.

Life cycle

Larvae October-April, adults May-June.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, preferring young trees, in a spherical swelling on a twig, usually at a node.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs Warren, Wigtownshire, during the period 1977-89.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1977
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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