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49.321 (BF1273)

Common Drill   

Dichrorampha petiverella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-April in the roots and rootstock.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Yarrow, Sneezewort, Tansy.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Troston on 9th August 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

17 record(s) from 11 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 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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