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38.047 (BF631)

Broken-barred Dwarf   

Elachista freyerella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: March-April, July.  Adults: April-June, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Grasses of the genera Poa, Holcus, Dactylis and Sesleria; probably on other Poaceae too.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire, on 31st July 2013, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was where seven were netted on the Cairnsmore of Fleet on 9th July 2014, two being verified by K. P. Bland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2013

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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