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35.058 (BF726)

Meadow Neb   

Metzneria metzneriella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-April feeding on the seeds of the foodplant.  Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Common Knapweed, Saw-wort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22nd June 2003, while the the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Dornockbrow on 27th June 2012.

8 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2018
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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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