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35.133 (BF832)

Short-barred Groundling   

Caryocolum blandella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Rests on trunks.  Can be swept from the foodplant or disturbed from hedgerows in the evening.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-June.  A a long, slender gallery mine in a leaf, later feeding on young leaves, buds, or within spun shoots, occasionally in seed capsules.  Adults fly July-September.

Larval foodplants

Greater Stitchwort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castle Muir Point, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 6th August 2003, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found in Castle Wood at Caerlaverock on 1st August 2013, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Chippermore Port on Luce Bay on 9th August 2013.

11 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2021 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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