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35.120 (BF820)

Thyme Moth   

Scrobipalpa artemisiella
Adult: 4

Recording method

Readily disturbed from the foodplant on sunny days, flying for short distances.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-June, feeding within a silk web on the underside of a stem.  Adults fly May-August.

Larval foodplants

Wild Thyme.


First record for Dumfries and Galloway was an adult netted at Meikle Ross, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22 June 2015.


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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2017
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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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