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32.002 (BF667)

Dawn Flat-body   

Semioscopis steinkellneriana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

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

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-September.  Larva feeds in a leaf rolled downwards into an open-ended tube from which it emerges to feed on other leaves. Adults March-May.

Larval foodplants

Blackthorn, Rowan, hawthorn species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Milton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd April 2006, while the first for Dumfriesshire was trapped at Holmhead on Lochar Moss on 26th April 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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