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63.066 (BF1333)

Meadow Grey   

Scoparia pyralella
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Distinguished by is pale apperance and brown markings.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Recorded from Ribwort Plantain (Plantago major) leaves but likley found on other dead leaves.


Grassland and brown field sites.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Alticry House, Wigtownshire, on 20th July 1899 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 29th June 1971 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the Kirkcudbrightshire first at Southerness on 30th June 1980, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

113 record(s) from 39 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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