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08.005 (BF128)

Striped Bright   

Phylloporia bistrigella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies around small birches in late afternoon.

Life cycle

Mines: July to autumn, overwintering on the ground without feeding.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Downy Birch or, less frequently, Silver Birch.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Carsegowan Moss, Wigtownshire, on 9th August 1997 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, while the the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 15th June 2002, with the Wigtownshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 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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