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45.027 (BF1492)

Scarce Light Plume   

Oxyptilus laetus
Adult: 3
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

A migrant.  The immature stages have not been recorded in the UK.

Larval foodplants

The known foodplants do not occur in the UK.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 20th June 1998, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Chapel Finian on 8th July 2011 with another at Barnsalloch Point on the same day.

4 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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