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49.045 (BF1029)

Dotted Shade   

Eana osseana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: ?August-June in a silken tube among the roots or under stones.  Adults: July-September in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK June-August.

Larval foodplants

Many herbaceous plants including Alpine Bistort.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Moffat, Dumfriesshire, during 1858 by Alexander Somerville, while the first for Wigtownshire was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Carsphairn on 6th August 1976 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

105 record(s) from 25 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 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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