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35.132 (BF830)

Mouse-ear Groundling   

Caryocolum fraternella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae April-May in spun young shoots, boring down and causing a gall-like growth.  Makes white blotches on the leaves.  Adults fly June-August.

Larval foodplants

Lesser Stitchwort, Bog Stitchwort, Field Mouse-ear, Common Mouse-ear; also occasionally Greater Stitchwort or Wood Stitchwort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, during 1982, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Mersehead RSPB on 3rd August 2005.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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