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35.046 (BF782)

Dull Red Groundling   

Bryotropha senectella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Flies at dusk and comes to light.  During the evening can be found nectaring at flowers including ragwort, Hogweed and Oxeye Daisy.

Life cycle

Larvae May-June in a whitish tube among the moss. Adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Various mosses.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 29th July 2004, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Courance on 11th August 2012.

11 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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