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28.025 (BF654)

Light Streak   

Pleurota bicostella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.  Flies at dawn and dusk.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, feeding in a silken web amongst shoots of the foodplant.  Adults May-July.

Larval foodplants

Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 10th July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the the first for Wigtownshire was found on Carsegowan Moss on 23rd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Dornockbrow on 24th June 2013.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2021 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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