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45.001 (BF1488)

Saltmarsh Plume   

Agdistis bennetii
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light and sugar.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-July, September-May.  Adults: May-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Common Sea-lavender, very rarely on Rock Sea-lavender.  Large arcs eaten from the leaves indicate the work of a larva.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on the Lochar merse, Dumfriesshire, in the Caerlaverock WWT grounds, on 9th July 1996.

3 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 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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