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45.044 (BF1524)

Common Plume   

Emmelina monodactyla
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


The spurs on the hindlegs are a good clue to its identity, those on the abdomen side being twice as long as those on the outside.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-October.  Adults: June-July, August-May.

Larval foodplants

Bindweed species, especially Hedge Bindweed and Large Bindweed.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at The Forest, Wigtownshire, during June 1989 by E. F. Hancock, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Kirkton on 24th October 1997, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found on Auchencairn Bay on 14th July 2002.

173 record(s) from 23 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1989 2022 2022
45.044 Emmelina Monodactyla
45.044 Emmelina Monodactyla

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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