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35.048 (BF778)

Sandhill Groundling   

Bryotropha umbrosella
Adult: 3
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Readily disturbed on sunny days.  Visits ragwort and Yarrow flowers.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae at least February-April. Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Associated mainly with Redshank Ceratodon purpureus.  Has been seen feeding on a fine-leaved grass, probably Festuca.  


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th June 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1983
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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