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45.008 (BF1504)

Yarrow Plume   

Gillmeria pallidactyla
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae September-June, adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Freshly-opening flower-heads of Yarrow and Sneezewort.  Possibly also Tansy.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dumfries in mid-July 1904 by W. G. Clutten, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Colvend on 8th July 1951 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the Wigtownshire first at Torrs Warren on 23rd July 1982, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

130 record(s) from 41 hectad(s) in D&G

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Last recorded 2018 2022 2022
45.008 Gillmeria Pallidactyla
45.008 Gillmeria Pallidactyla

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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