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49.292 (BF1174)

Yellow-faced Bell   

Notocelia cynosbatella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May in flower buds, in a young shoot or between spun leaves.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Rose species, Rubus species (Brambles etc), hawthorn species, Blackthorn.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 5th July 1951 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at the Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at East Barcloy on 21st June 2010.

116 record(s) from 24 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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