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35.094 (BF796)

Dusky Groundling   

Aroga velocella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies freely in afternoon sunshine in short darts close to the ground.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June, September-April in a silken tube under the lowest leaves.  Adults: April-May, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Sheep’s sorrel.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd July 2002.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2002
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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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