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49.223 (BF1159)

Holly Tortrix   

Rhopobota naevana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun leaves or, occasionally, flowers.  Adults: June-October.

Larval foodplants

Many trees and shrubs, especially Holly and Blackthorn; also Blaeberry.


First for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Ae on 12th August 1958, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Kirkconnell, on 31st July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

81 record(s) from 27 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2022 2020
49.223 Rhopobota Naevana
49.223 Rhopobota Naevana
49.223 Rhopobota Naevana
49.223 Rhopobota Naevana49.223 Rhopobota Naevana49.223 Rhopobota Naevana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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