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62.035 (BF1439)

Grey Knot-horn   

Acrobasis advenella
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Distinctive red and grey patterns.

Recording Method

Attracted to light and sugar.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and occasionally Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia).


Hedges, woodland and gardens.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, during July 1871 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Kirkton on 3rd August 1996, with the Wigtownshire first being found at The Forest on 8th August 1997.

133 record(s) from 28 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022
62.035 Acrobasis Advenella
62.035 Acrobasis Advenella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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