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40.013 (BF882)

Red Cosmet   

Mompha locupletella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: July; September-May.  Adults: May-July, August-September.

Larval foodplants

Marsh Willowherb, Broad-leaved Willowherb, Short-fruited Willowherb (Epilobium obscurum).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Beattock, Dumfriesshire, on 20th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Auchencairn Bay on 26th June 2010.

51 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2021 2022
40.013 Mompha Locupletella
40.013 Mompha Locupletella
40.013 Mompha Locupletella
40.013 Mompha Locupletella40.013 Mompha Locupletella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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