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35.038 (BF789)

House Groundling   

Bryotropha domestica
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Rests on walls during the day.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae February-April on moss growing on walls.  Adults: June-September.

Larval foodplants

Wall Screw-moss Tortula muralis.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, on 3rd August 1997, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay on 28th July 2004, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Canonbie during 2016.

15 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2017
35.038 Bryotropha Domestica
35.038 Bryotropha Domestica
35.038 Bryotropha Domestica

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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