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35.036 (BF747)

Six-spot Neb   

Chrysoesthia sexguttella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: May-October, a gallery abruptly widening into a large white blotch, sometimes taking up the whole leaf.  Adults: April-June, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Orache and goosefoot species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torrs, Wigtownshire, on 19th May 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay on 6th July 2004, both specimen at National Museums Scotland.

12 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2019 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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