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38.030 (BF601)

White-headed Dwarf   

Elachista albifrontella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: September-May.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Many grasses of the Poacaea family, particularly Cock’s-foot Dactylis, Creeping Soft-grass Holcus mollis, Yorkshire-fog Holcus lanatus and Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Templand, Dumfriesshire, on 5th July 1973 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Wood of Cree on 25th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

17 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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