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35.089 (BF794)

Six-spot Groundling   

Prolita sexpunctella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording Method

Flies amongst short heather on sunny days.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-May, adults May-July.

Larval foodplants

Heather Calluna.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kelhead Flow, Annan, Dumfriesshire, on 13th May 2014, while the the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Cairnsmore of Carsphairn at 774 metres on 17th June 2014.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2014

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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