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49.022 (BF1000)

Brindled Twist   

Ptycholoma lecheana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May, overwintering on a twig then in spring feeding on young shoots or buds, later in a rolled or spun leaf.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many trees & shrubs including Sitka Spruce, firs and larches.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found of a larva found at the Wood of Cree, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 28th May 1967 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at The Forest during June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

6 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1989 2005 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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