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63.067 (BF1338)

Little Grey   

Eudonia lacustrata
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Identified by a plain greyish-creamy central wing portion. Darker variants occur and may require dissection for confident identification.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Can be disturbed in the field.

Flight period

Late June-early August.

Larval foodplants



Many habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Garheugh, Wigtownshire, on 5th July 1906 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Closeburn on 12th August 1970 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Bargaly Lodge on 25th August 1992.

445 record(s) from 53 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 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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