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49.257 (BF1166)

Larch Tortrix   

Zeiraphera griseana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in needles spun into a tube.  Adults: July-September.

Larval foodplants

Sitka Spruce, European Larch and pine species; occasionally on European Silver-fir Abies alba.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 14th July 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1950 1998
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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