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15.058 (BF337)

Sallow Midget   

Phyllonorycter hilarella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-August, September-November.  Adults fly May-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Eared Willow, occasionally Creeping Willow.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a leaf-mine found at Cairnryan, Wigtownshire, on 6th October 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data), with the Dumfriesshire first being netted at Holmhead on Lochar Moss on 19th April 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1997 2019 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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