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15.049 (BF329)

Sloe Midget   

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

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, August-April.  Adults fly May-June, August.

Larval foodplants

Blackthorn and Wild Plum.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Caulkerbush, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 12th October 1952 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).

11 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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