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63.048 (BF1408)

Olive-tree Pearl   

Palpita vitrealis
Adult: 1


Wings are translucent white, with a yellowish brown edge to the forewing costa.

Recording Method

Attracted to light.

Flight Period

Adults can be found through June to early December.

Larval Foodplants

Not known to breed in the UK. Breed on Jasmine (Jasminium spp.) and Olive (Olea spp.) in Europe.


Mainly coastal sites, but can be anywhere.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire, on 27th October 1995. No records from Kirkcudbrightshire or Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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