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35.153 (BF773)

Tawny Groundling   

Pseudotelphusa paripunctella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Can be disturbed from the foodplant by day.  Flies at dusk and later comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-October. On Birch the larva feeds in flatly-spun leaves with large pale green blotches, preferring saplings. On Bog Myrtle it feeds in a tightly-spun shoot tip.  Adults fly May-July.

Larval foodplants

Birch species, Bog Myrtle.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 4th June 1993.

7 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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