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12.033 (BF247)

Bird's-nest Moth   

Tinea trinotella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Common at light.

Life cycle

Larvae July-May and possibly other months.  Adults June.

Larval foodplants

Birds’ nests; occasionally on woollen materials in the open


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 10th June 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data), with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found on Auchencairn Bay on 12th June 2007.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1961 2022 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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