70.262 (1938) Bordered Grey Selidosema brunnearia scandinaviaria Staudinger, 1901 

Status
Resident or Immigrant? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first accepted record was of one caught near Drummore, Wigtownshire, on the late date of 7th September 2012.
 
Previous notices include one flying over ferns in heathy places near Moffat (VC72) during 1858 by Alexander Somerville. Lennon stated that it was "very rare" at Terregles in 1862 and Archibald Russell recorded it from near Gatehouse of Fleet during 1942-43. These records may well be alright, but are mentioned here for posterity.
 
Life cycle
One generation between July and August, overwintering as a larva on the foodplant between September and June, forming a cocoon close to the ground.

Larval foodplants
Heather and Common Bird's-foot trefoil.

Identification
Unmistakeable.

Habitat
Heather heathland and moorland.

Recorders' Notes
Specimen or quality photo for record acceptance.
© Richard Mearns, Drummore, 7 September 2012

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