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63.047 (BF1404)

Maize Moth   

Spoladea recurvalis
Adult: 1


A distinctive brown and white marked moth.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Can be found in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Not known to breed in the UK. Breeds on maize, beets and spinach on the continent.


Mostly coastal, but could turn up anywhere.


The second for Scotland and the first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Milton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 1st October 2011, the Scottish first was on 30th October 2009 in Ayrshire. The first Dumfrieshire record was found by Brian Taylor at Caerlaverock on 9th October 2023. No records from Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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