70.086 (1773) Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata (Thunberg, 1792)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn and Tynron (VC72). Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43.
 
Pelham-Clinton found it during the 1960s at Palnackie and Rockcliffe (VC73.
 
During 1974-87 six of the seven Rothamsted stations, Caerlaverock the odd one out, recorded it but with under twenty records it was not common.
 
During 1993-2010 with the aid of portable trapping it has been found to be widespread but with under ten records a year it is scarce.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larva appear during July to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on various trees including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Downy Birch and Pedunculate Oak.
 
Identification
The dark narrow cross-band on the forewing with irregular edges, which is pinched-in or broken in two at the trailing edge is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland, scrub and hedgerows.
© Keith Naylor, Dalbeattie, 31 May 2008

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