73.070 (2399) Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra (Hufnagel, 1766)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
This rare species has been recorded just five times but in each vice county. K. J. Morton of Edinburgh (1900) while on a visit in July 1899 to Wigtownshire had found this species in the Monreith area; additional to MOGBI. On 8th August 1996 the specimen opposite was trapped at Kirkton (VC72). On 17th July 2006 one was trapped at Auchencairn (VC73). The fourth was caught at Sandgreen on 22nd June 2011, while the fifth was caught at Dornockbow (VC72) in early August 2011.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, underground, just below the surface. Larvae are active at night during August.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Restharrow and other plants.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Grassland and open woodland.
© Richard Mearns, Kirkton, 8 August 1996

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