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63.065 (BF1335)

Northern Grey   

Scoparia ancipitella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


Similar to related species. Dissection is reccomended for confident identification.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants



Decidous woodland.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 25th July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Barony College, Parkgate, on 10th June 1982, during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Newton Stewart on 20th July 1995.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2021 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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