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49.298 (BF1176)

Triple-blotched Bell   

Notocelia trimaculana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May in spun leaves, preferring terminal shoots high in the tree.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Holywood on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found on Auchencairn Bay on 13th June 2004.

59 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022
49.298 Notocelia Trimaculana
49.298 Notocelia Trimaculana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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