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38.043 (BF627)

Saltern Dwarf   

Elachista scirpi
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Mines: April-June.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Sea Club-rush Bolboschoenus maritima, less often Saltmarsh Rush Juncus gerardii or Round-fruited Rush Juncus compressus


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 2003, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Glencaple on 27th June 2014 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering and determined later by dissection.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2003 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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