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49.010 (BF1009)

Heath Twist   

Philedonides lunana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Male flies in calm, sunny weather.  Female sits on vegetation.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun or folded leaves or flowers.  Adults: March-May.

Larval foodplants

Polyphagous on herbaceous plants, shrubs and some conifers on moorland, heathland and acid grassland.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, on 29th April 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Wigtownshire at Torrs on 14th April 1982, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1982 2022 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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