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21.008 (BF260)

Pear Leaf Blister Moth   

Leucoptera malifoliella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: July-October, a brown blotch with the frass forming darker spirals.  Adults June-July.

Larval foodplants

Apple species, Hawthorn species, Pear, Rowan and some other rosaceous trees


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1996 (BRC/MOGBI data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1961

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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