70.201 (1880) Barred Tooth-striped Trichopteryx polycommata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident? Rare.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had found it at the Crichton Institution, Dumfries, where he worked, but the species was only known from southern England at that time and this may be an erroneous record.
 
There is only one confirmed record, of a specimen trapped at Durisdeer (VC72) on 7th May 2000. The specimen was set by Roy Leverton and a photograph of this specimen is shown here. It is the record referred to by Ratcliffe (2007) p.123, where he says "One record from Nithsdale."
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, in a cocoon underground. Larva mid-April to early June.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Wild Privet and Ash.
 
Identification
The brown and blackish central cross-band, which is elbowed and divided in two on the forewings is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Open scrub or open woodland, rides and edges of woods, hedgerows.
 
Recorders' notes
Due to its rarity status, a specimen or good quality photo is required for record acceptance.
© Caroline Allen, Durisdeer, 7 May 2000

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