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49.023 (BF971)

White-faced Twist   

Pandemis cinnamomeana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Male has a white face.

Recording method

Comes to light and sugar.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June, in spun leaves. Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Many deciduous and coniferous trees & shrubs including Yew.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 4th July 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found near Dalry on 24th July 1998, with the Wigtownshire first being trapped at Cairnhead on the Isle of Whithorn on 10th August 2013.

34 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2014 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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