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38.036 (BF606)

Obscure Dwarf   

Elachista humilis
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Mines: autumn-June.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a leaf-mine found at Craigieburn Wood, Dumfriesshire, on 23rd May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Aird, near Stranraer, on 18th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Hannaston Wood SSSI on 22nd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

16 record(s) from 11 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2014 2014
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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