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63.016 (BF1386)

Cinerous Pearl   

Anania fuscalis
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


A beige, poorly patterned moth.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Common disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) and Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense).


Many habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 10th June 1898 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Closeburn on 11th July 1943 by F. W. Smith, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Bargaly Lodge on 1st June 1992.

83 record(s) from 36 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2021 2022
63.016 Anania Fuscalis
63.016 Anania Fuscalis

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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