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19.006 (BF394)

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Glyphipterix forsterella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-April, feeding on sedge flowers.  Adults May-July.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Hannaston Wood SSSI, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21st June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castle Wood, Caerlaverock, on Greater Stitchwort on 10th June 2012.

27 record(s) from 12 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2021 2022
19.006 Glyphipterix Forsterella
19.006 Glyphipterix Forsterella
19.006 Glyphipterix Forsterella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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