73.074 (2403) Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Immigrant. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Two records. First was trapped at Kirkton (VC72) on 18th June 2006. Second was trapped at Auchencairn Bay (VC73) on 24th June 2009, photo opposite.
 
Identification
Grey kidney mark with a brownish blotch between it and the costa, on an otherwise plain wing is diagnostic.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on flowers of Restharrow, Scentless Mayweed, Sticky Groundsel and garden marigolds.
 
Habitat
Mainly coastal.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, 24 June 2009

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