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18.006 (BF468)

Scotch Smudge   

Rhigognostis incarnatella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.


The pinkish hue of the upperparts and the banding on the antennae is the first clue.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-July.  Adults fly August -June.

Larval foodplants

Dame’s Violet, Hoary Whitlowgrass and other Brassicaceae


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Chippermore Point, Wigtownshire, on 23rd July 2010, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found on Barcloy Hill on 13th August 2013.

21 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2017 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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