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62.042 (BF1458)

Thistle Ermine   

Myelois circumvoluta
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Distinctive dalmatian apperance, larger than Yponomeutidae moths.

Recording Method

Attracted to light. Often found in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Thistles and burdocks.


A wide range of habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 19th July 2002, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Kirkton on 16th June 2006, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Chapel Finian on 8th July 2011.

See also Moth of the Week (06/02/2020)

50 record(s) from 17 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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