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35.065 (BF728)

Bracken Neb   

Monochroa cytisella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Can we swept from foodplant.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-June, thought to overwinter at this stage.  In spring, larva feeds in upper part of stem, causing swelling, or in a side-shoot, causing it to droop. Adults present June-August.

Larval foodplants



The first for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd July 2000, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Port of Counan on 21st July 2006 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

6 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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