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32.039 (BF670)

Dingy Flat-body   

Depressaria daucella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July.  At first mines the stem then moves to the flower-head.  Adults: July-May.

Larval foodplants

Water-dropwort (Oenanthe) species, Whorled Caraway,


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a larva found at Needles Eye, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21st July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 21st August 1979 by Sir Arthur Duncan, with the Wigtownshire first also being found by Duncan at Torrs on 14th April 1983, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

126 record(s) from 36 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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