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45.033 (BF1510)

Thyme Plume   

Merrifieldia leucodactyla
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-June.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Wild Thyme.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, on 19th June 1983, while the the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at White Port on 25th July 1987. Between 2000 and 2017 a further 23 records occurred.

29 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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