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15.025 (BF301)

Brown Birch Slender   

Parornix betulae
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae are present June-July, August-October.  Larva creates a gallery mine leading to a small blotch, after which it folds down the edge or tip of a leaf and feeds within.  Adults fly April-June, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, usually seedlings.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1978, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Wood of Cree on 25th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Glassoch on 27th August 2013.

11 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2018 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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