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28.009 (BF648)

White-shouldered House-moth   

Endrosis sarcitrella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae and adults both present January-December.

Larval foodplants

Dead animal and vegetable matter, paper, rotten food, fungi, dead insects, in birds’ nests and bee hives, etc


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 11th September 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Corsemalzie on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found near Dalry on 4th June 1993.

241 record(s) from 36 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022 2022
28.009 Ensrosis Sarcitrella, White-shouldered House Moth
28.009 Ensrosis Sarcitrella, White-shouldered House Moth

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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