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40.001 (BF885)

Large Dark Cosmet   

Mompha conturbatella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in tightly-spun terminal leaves.  Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Rosebay Willowherb.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barony College, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Parton on 14th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1996 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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