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38.038 (BF608)

Red-brindled Dwarf   

Elachista rufocinerea
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: December-April.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

These grasses: Creeping Soft-grass Holcus mollis, False Oat-grass Arrhenatherum elatius, Tall Fescue Schedonorus arundinaceus and Smaller Cat’s-tail Phleum bertolonii.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Netherlaw Point, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 7th May 1998, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Loch Fell (West Knowe), Moffat Hills on 11th July 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 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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