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16.015 (BF437)

Birch Ermel   

Swammerdamia caesiella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Larva feeds under a web on the upperside of a leaf.  Webs can be conspicuous on a dewy morning.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-July, August-November.  Adults fly May-June, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data), who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire that was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 15th June 2002.

6 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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