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35.066 (BF735)

Common Plain Neb   

Monochroa tenebrella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording Method

Flies in sunshine and at dusk amongst the foodplant.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, feeding in the rootstock.  Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Sheep’s Sorrel, occasionally Common Sorrel.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Tynron Juniper Wood, Dumfriesshire, on 11th July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Knowetop Lochs SWT on 23rd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs Warren on 26th June 2005, also, during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2021 2005

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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