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28.010 (BF647)

Brown House-moth   

Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae and adults both present January-December.

Larval foodplants

Dead organic matter.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Killantringan Lighthouse, Wigtownshire, on 18th August 1914 by D. A. Mowat the keeper, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Closeburn, on 26th June 1943 by F. W. Smith, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at The Criffel on 27th August 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

330 record(s) from 39 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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