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49.260 (BF1165)

Cock's-head Bell   

Zeiraphera isertana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: May-June in spun leaves or a folded leaf.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Oak species


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Craigend in Mabie Forest on 12th August 1996.

14 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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