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63.068 (BF1339)

Moorland Grey   

Eudonia murana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Identification

Very similar to related species. Dissection may be required for confident identification.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

June-August.

Larval foodplants

Mosses.

Habitat

Upland habitats.

History

The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on White Dyke Moor at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 13th June 1899 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 5th July 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found near Dalry on 28th May 2000.

51 record(s) from 20 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2022 2015

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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