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04.078 (BF42)

Hypericum Pigmy   

Fomoria septembrella
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: June-July, August-September, October-December.  Adults: May-September

Larval foodplants

Hypericum species (St John’s Wort) including cultivars.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Dumfriesshire by a person unknown prior to 1978 (Ent. Rec. Journ. Var. 90: 327).

5 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 1950

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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