70.223 (1903) Barred Umber Plagodis pulveraria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had found it at Tinwald Downs (VC72). The next record came in 1967 when Teddy Pelham-Clinton found it at Wood of Cree (VC74). Kilsture Forest (VC74) produced one in 1971 and three year later Irvine House Lodge (VC72) produced two specimens.
 
From 1976 to 1987 four of the Rothamsted stations managed to trap this scarce species, Bridge of Dee and Caerlaverock not managing it. From the mid-1990s through the first decade of the 21st century a meagre 18 records have been provided. One was trapped on Old Torr on 24th May 2012.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva are present from mid-June to mid-August.
 
Larval Foodplants
Larvae feed on Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch, Hawthorn and some sallows.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Possibly an indicator of ancient woodland.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, May 2010

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