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49.105 (BF929)

Small Saltern Conch   

Gynnidomorpha vectisana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: June, September-April.  In June on the flowers.  The September-April brood feeds in the shoots just above the crown, mining down into the rootstock where they overwinter.  Adults: May-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Sea Arrowgrass, Marsh Arrowgrass.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Glencaple, Dumfriesshire, on 10th August 1995, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay during 2003.

18 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2018 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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