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35.109 (BF822)

Pointed Groundling   

Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Mines: June-November, a branched, whitish mine extending along the midrib of a lower leaf.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Thistle species, rarely Colt’s-foot.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found near Dalry on 16th August 1996.

7 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1988 2019 2000
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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