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46.001 (BF485)

Bramble False-feather   

Schreckensteinia festaliella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: July, September.  Adults: April-June, August-September.

Larval foodplants

Rubus species (Brambles etc); rarely rose species or Hazel.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 17th May 1964 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Lochaber Loch on 17th May 1996, with the Wigtownshire first being found at New England Bay on 6th September 2005.

17 record(s) from 15 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2020 2016
46.001 Schreckensteinia Festaliella
46.001 Schreckensteinia Festaliella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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