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05.001 (BF119)

Sorrel Cap   Sorrel Bent-wing

Opostega salaciella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.


Large eyecaps help distinguish it from other small white moths.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Larval foodplant

Not known but possibly the stem of Sheep’s Sorrel.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Holywood on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found near Dalry on 1st August 1999.

46 record(s) from 15 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2021
Opostega Salaciella
Opostega Salaciella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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