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04.005 (BF110)

Birch Dot   Common Birch Pigmy

Stigmella betulicola
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: July, September-November.  Adults fly May and August.

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway were found at unknown sites in Dumfriesshire and Wigtownshire by persons unknown prior to 1975 (MOGBI data).

3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1975 2018 1975

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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