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40.003 (BF887)

Rust-blotch Cosmet   

Mompha lacteella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: September-April.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Broad-leaved Willowherb and probably other willowherbs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Courance on 7th July 2012, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Minnigaff on 24th July 2012.

11 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2020 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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