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35.117 (BF818)

Goosefoot Groundling   

Scrobipalpa atriplicella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Can be disturbed by day from the foodplant.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June, September-October, mining the leaves or feeding in spun leaves and on flowers and seeds.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Orache and goosefoot species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Barholm Saltings, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 29th July 1983.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1983
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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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