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45.013 (BF1508)

Twin-spot Plume   

Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Easily disturbed by day.

Life cycle

Larvae June-August, September-May.

Larval foodplants

Devil’s-bit Scabious and Field Scabious.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Black Loch, near Ae, Dumfriesshire, on 24th July 1971 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Blackford on 31st July 1977 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Elrig Loch, near Mochrum, on 29th June 1988, also by Pelham-Clinton.

13 record(s) from 9 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2022 2016

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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