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15.018 (BF292)

Sulphur Slender   

Povolnya leucapennella
Adult: 2
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Overwinters as an adult and can be disturbed from vegetation during this period.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June, July (possibly)-September.  Larva initially creates a gallery mine, then feeds within a conically-rolled leaf tip.  Adults fly June-July, August-May.

Larval foodplants

Oak species, including evergreen Holm Oak.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was beat and caught at Tynron Juniper Wood, Dumfriesshire, on 28th July 2014 and verified by K. P. Bland.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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