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38.029 (BF600)

Yellow-headed Dwarf   

Elachista luticomella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines November-May; adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Grasses: Cocks-foot Dactylis, also False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum and Creeping Soft-grass Holcus mollis.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data).

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1961 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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