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15.075 (BF353)

Red Birch Midget   

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

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf-mines found at Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, on 10th July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who the same day found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire that was of leaf-mines found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, with the Wigtownshire first being of leaf-mines found at Torrs Warren on 23rd September 2013.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2018 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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