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35.026 (BF855)

Ash-coloured Sober   

Acompsia cinerella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Rests amongst low vegetation by day.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present may-June in moss at the bases of trees.  Adults May-September.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 2001 (MOGBI data), while the first for Dumfriesshire was found during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting at Effgill near Bentpath on 21st July 2012.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2016
35.026 Acompsia Cinerella
35.026 Acompsia Cinerella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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