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49.375 (BF1234)

Regal Piercer   

Pammene regiana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April in the seeds.   Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Sycamore, Norway Maple, probably also Field Maple.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron, Dumfriesshire, on 10th June 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Glenlee on 4th August 2011.

14 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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