73.256 (2144) Broad-bordered White Underwing Anarta melanopa (Thunberg, 1791)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Derek Ratcliffe, who walked all over Dumfries & Galloway, produced the first record for the region whilst walking in Carrifran in the Moffat Hills (VC72) on 6th June 1962. He found it to be frequent and managed to collect one which was identified by Teddy Pelham-Clinton, NMS. Ratcliffe also found it at Corserine and Cairnsmore of Fleet (VC73) in 1978.
 
The only other record is from the Moffat Hills on 4th June 1998.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae during July and August, feeding by night.
 
Larval foodplants
Crowberry, Cowberry, Blaeberry and Bearberry.
 
Identification
The grey forewing, marked with black, and the white hindwing with a dark brown border is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Usually on the summits and high ridges of mountains, with low-growing mosses.
© Richard Mearns, Swatte Fell, Moffat Hills, 4 June 1998

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  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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