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34.004 (BF898)

Bulrush Cosmet   

Limnaecia phragmitella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.   Flies round the foodplant at dusk.  The large, conspicuous masses of down hanging out of the seed-head is a sign that larvae are present.

Life cycle

Larvae September-May, adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Bulrush species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 3rd August 2004.

34 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 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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