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32.001 (BF666)

Early Flat-body   

Semioscopis avellanella
Adult: 2

Recording method

Comes to light.  May be found at rest on tree trunks.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-September.  Larva feeds in a silk-lined tube, open both ends.  It hides by day, coming out at night to chew holes in leaves.  Adults March-May.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, Hornbeam or Small-leaved Lime.


First for Dumfries and Galloway was an adult which came to MV light at Blackcraig, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 26 March 2020.

See Moth of the Week (04/04/2020)

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020
Early Flat-body Semioscopis Avellanella ©Iain Leach
Early Flat-body Semioscopis Avellanella ©Iain Leach

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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