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63.002 (BF1368)

Diamond-spot Sable   

Loxostege sticticalis
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Distinctive white terminal streak and diamond-shaped wing spots.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

A migrant and could appear anytime. Most commonly found from July-September.

Larval foodplants

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and Field Wormwood (Artemisia campestris). Not believed to breed in Scotland.


Most common on the coast, but can turn up anywhere.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire, on 15th August 1996. No records from Kirkcudbrightshire or Wigtownshire.

8 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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