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35.130 (BF826)

Coast Groundling   

Caryocolum vicinella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-May, possibly starting as a leaf-miner, later in spun shoots and leaves causing these to wither. Adults fly June-September.

Larval foodplants

Sea Campion.


Coastal shingle and cliffs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Cardryne, near Drummore, Wigtownshire on 8th September 2012.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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