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49.185 (BF1109)

Shore Marble   

Lobesia littoralis
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May in the flower-heads and shoots and on the leaves; August on the seeds.  Adults: May-July, July-October.

Larval foodplants

Thrift or Bird’s-foot-trefoil.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1870 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Caerlaverock WWT sometime during the period 1970-72, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Chippermore Point on 7th August 1997.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2022 1970

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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