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63.073 (BF1340)

Ground-moss Grey   

Eudonia truncicolella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Identification

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

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period

July-August.

Larval foodplants

Mosses.

Habitat

Many habitats.

History

The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, on 12th August 1970 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on 11th August 1971, with the Wigtownshire first being found by Duncan as well at Torrs Warren on 13th August 1983, all three specimens at National Museums Scotland.

102 record(s) from 28 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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