73.265 (2156) Beautiful Brocade Lacanobia contigua ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Buchanan White of Perth (1895) listed it as occurring in Colvend and Southwick parishes (VC73).
 
Duncan and Cunningham (1952) caught six in June 1951 near Dumfries, probably Lochar Moss, which was a first for Dumfriesshire.
 
In September 1972, a record (BRC data) came from Stroan Loch, presumably a larva. Ten years later another was trapped on the Hensol Estate (VC73) in June. Mabie Forest Rothamsted station managed one specimen in June 1990, while Caerlaverock WWT caught one in June 1995. In each of the two following years it was trapped at Kirkton, and nearby at Heathhall one was caught in 2001.
 
No records from Wigtownshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in an underground cocoon. Larva from late July to September, feeding by day and night.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae mainly feed on woody plants including birches, oaks, Broom, Bog-Myrtle and Heather, as well as Dyer's Greenweed and Bracken.
 
Identification
Difficult.
 
Habitat
Heathland and woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or good quality photo for record acceptance.
© Geoff Shaw, Caldons Wood, Glen Trool, 10 May 2011

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