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04.001 (BF118)

Sorrel Dot   Sorrel Pigmy

Enteucha acetosae
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Rare.


The smallest British moth.

Life cycle

Mines: May-June and August-October, spiral mines turning the leaves bright red.  Adults fly April-May, July.

Larval foodplant

Sheep’s Sorrel and Common Sorrel.


The first record for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was of a mine found on Rumex acetosa at Aucheninnes Moss, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 13th June 1981 and bred on.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020
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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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