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41.002 (BF873)

Dingy Dowd   

Blastobasis adustella
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-June.  Adults: June-October.

Larval foodplants

No specific species.  Larvae feed on any withered flowers, fresh leaves, dead leaves, oak and willow galls, spun fruits of rosaceous trees & shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, on 22nd August 1990, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Ravenshall Point on 4th August 1997.

325 record(s) from 38 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
41.002 Blastobasis Adustella
41.002 Blastobasis Adustella
41.002 Blastobasis Adustella41.002 Blastobasis Adustella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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