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32.038 (BF674)

False Brown Flat-body   

Depressaria badiella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.  Sometimes found resting on gorse or juniper.

Life cycle

Feeds between spun leaves causing transparent brownish blotches on the upper surface.  Later found in the soil in a silken tube, feeding on the tap root.

Larval foodplants

Cat’s-ear, Perennial Sow-thistle, Dandelion.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found Corserig Hill, near Kelloholm, Dumfriesshire, on 3rd September 2011 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Cardryne, near Drummore, on 7th September 2012.

6 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2019 2010
32.038 Depressaria Badiella
32.038 Depressaria Badiella
32.038 Depressaria Badiella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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