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45.043 (BF1517)

Hemp Agrimony Plume   

Adaina microdactyla
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-August, September-April.  Adults: May-July, July-September.  Larva feeds in the stem, creating a gall from which frass exudes.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in “Galloway” during 1983, while the first for Wigtownshire was of a larva found at Port Mona on 30th July 2012. No records from Dumfriesshire.
Eight adults were found 24th July 2015 on the Mull of Galloway (VC74) with further records of galls in coastal Wigtownshire and two of those in VC73 during 2016.

17 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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