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49.026 (BF972)

Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix   

Pandemis heparana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-June.  Hibernates as a young larva then in spring feeds in a rolled leaf.  Adults: August-September (June-September further south)

Larval foodplants

Many trees & shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills, Dumfriesshire, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell on 10th July 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Monreith on 15th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

229 record(s) from 31 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2022
49.026 Pandemis Heparana
49.026 Pandemis Heparana
49.026 Pandemis Heparana49.026 Pandemis Heparana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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