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15.030 (BF305)

Rowan Slender   

Parornix scoticella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present July, August-October.  Initially in a Phyllonorycter-type mine.  Later under a silken pad in the centre or at the edge of a leaf.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Rowan, Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria agg.), Wild Service-tree, Apple species, Cotoneaster frigidus.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1985 (MOGBI data), while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Dalshangan, near Dundeugh, on 28th June 2000.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1988 2018 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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