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38.037 (BF607)

Little Dwarf   

Elachista canapennella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: March-May, July.  Adults: April-September

Larval foodplants

Creeping Soft-grass Holcus mollis, False Oat-grass Arrhenatherum elatius; probably other members of the Poaceae family.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near the White Loch at Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 28th May 1962 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 28th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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