70.029 (1682) Blood-vein Timandra comae Schmidt, 1931

Status
Resident? Rare.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
Two records. This very distinctive moth was recorded from the Lockerbie area on an unspecified date between 1930-1981 (BRC record). However, this record cannot be confirmed due to lack of data and an absence of other Scottish records at that time.
 
The first confirmed record was at Auchenhay on 3rd June 2007, closely followed by the second at Auchencairn on 12th July 2007. It is quite possible that these individuals were immigrants.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva during July to April, with pupation in plant debris on the ground.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on various members of the dock family.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
A wide variety of damp places with herb-rich vegetation.
© Keith Naylor

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