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35.047 (BF779)

Dark Groundling   

Bryotropha affinis
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies at dusk and comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present January-May amongst mosses.  Adults May-September.

Larval foodplants

Various mosses.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd July 2000, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Gretna on 11th July 2014.

42 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
35.047 Bryotropha Affinis
35.047 Bryotropha Affinis
35.047 Bryotropha Affinis35.047 Bryotropha Affinis

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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