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49.323 (BF1283)

Spike-marked Drill   

Dichrorampha alpestrana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: October-April in the rootstock.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Yarrow, Tansy, possibly Sneezewort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Livingstone, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21st July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Barony College, Parkgate, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

21 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2020 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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