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41.003 (BF874)

London Dowd   

Blastobasis lacticolella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae June-August, September-May.  Adults: May-December.

Larval foodplants

Decaying leaves, dead insects, seeds, berries, stored apples etc.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Powfoot, Dumfriesshire, on 5th July 1997, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Mullock Bay on 22nd August 2003, both found during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meetings, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs Warren on 26th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

186 record(s) from 35 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2021
41.003 Blastobasis Lacticolella
41.003 Blastobasis Lacticolella
41.003 Blastobasis Lacticolella41.003 Blastobasis Lacticolella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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