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63.072 (BF1343)

Pied Grey   

Eudonia delunella
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


The large blackish squares on the costa should aid ID.

Recording method

Attracted to light and sugar. Can be found in the field on tree trunks.

Flight period


Larval food

Mosses and lichens.


Woodland and habitats with trees.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 6th July 1898 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Barony College, Parkgate, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found on Auchencairn Bay on 19th July 2002.

194 record(s) from 31 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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