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38.026 (BF598)

Moorland Dwarf   

Elachista kilmunella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording methods

Flies in late afternoon.

Life cycle

Early stages not known.  Adults fly May-July.

Larval foodplants

Sedges (Carex) species, possibly also Cottongrass (Eriophorum)species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near White Coomb, Dumfriesshire on 28th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found on Carsegowan Moss on 9th May 2000, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at 800m on the Merrick on 7th August 2013.

10 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2015 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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