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73.024 (BF2410)

Marbled White Spot   

Protodeltote pygarga
Adult: 2
Resident? Rare.


The first record for D&G (and Scotland) was one attracted to light at Kippford (VC73) on 2 July 2022. This was quickly followed by two further records at Blackcraig and Kirkcudbright (both VC73).


Diagnostic feature is the presence of a prominent white patch towards the trailing edge of the a blackish-grey forewing, not reaching the leading edge.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Flight season late May to July.

Larval foodplants

Grasses and sedges.


The initial D&G records were in gardens. Elsewhere mainly fens, marshes and wet heathland/moorland.

3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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