70.085 (1765) Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata (Forster, 1771)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
The earliest notification of this species is published in Stephens (1829) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills (VC72).
 
Lennon (1863) stated it was common everywhere in his 'List of Lepidoptera taken near Dumfries.' K. J. Morton of Edinburgh (1900) whilst on a visit in July 1899 to Wigtownshire had found this species in the Monreith area. Gordon (1919) found it common at Alticry, Kirkmaiden and Stairhaven (VC74) in rose bushes etc. Earliest date was 2nd July 1905.
 
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn and Tynron (both VC72). Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43.
 
During 1974-93 it was recorded at the Rothamsted stations in Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfriesshire in moderate numbers, but not at the two Wigtownshire stations. However, since then it has been recorded from Dunskey Castle, Claymoddie and Forest Moor (VC74).
 
From 1994-2010 it has been annual apart from 2007-08, again in moderate numbers.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva are from May to June. Pupations occurs in a flimsy cocoon on the ground among plant debris.
 
Larval foodplants
Dog Rose, Burnet Rose and other roses.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Found in open woodland, scrub, farmland and gardens.
© Brian Henderson, Courance, 27 July 2012

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