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70.059 (BF1742)

Yellow Shell   

Camptogramma bilineata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread.



Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a larva during July to late May, pupating in loose earth.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on Cleavers and other plants including other bedstraws, wormwoods, docks and sorrels.


Wide range of lowland habitats including hedgerows, scrub, open woodland and coasts.


First recorded in Dumfries and Galloway for VC72 in 1820 from Raehills, south of Beattock by Little, for VC74 in 1899 near Monreith by Morton and for VC73 near Gatehouse by Russell.

392 record(s) from 50 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
70.059 Yellow Shell
70.059 Yellow Shell
70.059 Yellow Shell70.059 Yellow Shell

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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