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19.007 (BF391)

Cocksfoot Moth   

Glyphipterix simpliciella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

See aslo Moth of the Week (31/05/2019)

Recording method

Files in sunshine and feeds in flowers such as buttercup, often in large numbers.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-April.  Adults May-July.

Larval foodplants

Cocksfoot, Tall Fescue or Meadow Fescue


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Locharbriggs on 3rd April 1981 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at The Forest in late June 1989 by E. F. Hancock.

89 record(s) from 34 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022
19.007 Glyphipterix Simpliciella
19.007 Glyphipterix Simpliciella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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