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35.031 (BF868)

Orange Crest   

Helcystogramma rufescens
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present March-June, occasionally July-August, in a rolled, twisted leaf.  Adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Various grasses including Arrhenatherum elatius, Brachypodium spp, Dactylis, Poa spp.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Ravenshall Point, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 4th August 1997.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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