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43.004 (BF915)

White-dusted Owlet   

Scythris picaepennis
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Very occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-?, April-June.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Common Rock-rose, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Wild Thyme.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Garheugh, Wigtownshire, on 26th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005
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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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