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49.042 (BF1027)

Deep Brown Shade   

Neosphaleroptera nubilana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June in spun shoots.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Prunus species (plums, cherries, blackthorn etc) and, rarely, apple species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kelhead Flow, Dumfriesshire, during 2015.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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