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32.042 (BF676)

Pignut Flat-body   

Depressaria pulcherrimella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies on warm evenings and comes to light.

Life cycle

On Pignut: in spun flowers and fruits.  On other plants: in a spun leaf.

Larval foodplants

Pignut (in spun flowers and fruits).  Less often in a spun leaf of Wild Carrot, Burnet-saxifrage and Spignel.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Portling, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 6th September 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, while the first for Wigtownshire was also found by Duncan at Torrs on 26th June 1982, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2001 (MOGBI data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1982 2021 1961

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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