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15.046 (BF326)

Brown Apple Midget   

Phyllonorycter blancardella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, September-October. Adults fly March-June, August-September.

Larval foodplants

Apple species, including cultivars.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Rockcliffe, Kirkcudbrightshire, during October 1952 by D. A. B. Macnicol and bred on, while the first for Dumfriesshire occurred during 2013.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1952 2013
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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