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15.043 (BF323)

Common Thorn Midget   

Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: July, September-October.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorns, Pear or Wild Service-tree.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Penpont, Dumfriesshire, on 12th October 1958 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Palnackie on 29th May 1965, with the Wigtownshire first being found an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).

54 record(s) from 21 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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