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35.020 (BF856)

Small Crest   

Anarsia spartiella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Can be disturbed from the foodplant.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June, adults June-August

Larval foodplants

Broom, gorse or Dyer’s Greenweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 27th August 2002, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Chippermore Point on 23rd July 2010, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Heathhall Plantation on 31st July 2011.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2010 2003 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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