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35.049 (BF780)

Obscure Groundling   

Bryotropha similis
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies at dusk and comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present last least April-June on moss growing on walls, boulders or stones.  Adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Various mosses.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 1st August 1999.

3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2000 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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