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49.028 (BF986)

Dark-barred Twist   

Syndemis musculana
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light or sugar.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April in a tube of spun leaves or folded leaves, in which it then hibernates.  Adults: April-July.

Larval foodplants

Many trees & shrubs and, less often, grasses and herbaceous plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of larva found at Kirkcowan, Wigtownshire, on 6th October 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who found the first for Dumfriesshire that was found at Langholm on 17th May 1964, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found near Loch Mackie on 30th May 1965, also by Pelham-Clinton.

91 record(s) from 34 hectad(s) in D&G

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Last recorded 2013 2022 2022
49.028 Syndemis Musculana
49.028 Syndemis Musculana
49.028 Syndemis Musculana
49.028 Syndemis Musculana49.028 Syndemis Musculana49.028 Syndemis Musculana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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