73.129 (2359) Crinan Ear Amphipoea crinanensis (Burrows, 1908)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Sir Arthur Duncan found the first in Closeburn parish on 28th August 1930, with further records during 1940 and a single in 1943. At Tynron he proved its presence with a number of specimens which are at the National Museums Scotland. There are thirty-one records to date (2010) of the Crinan Ear, which is our rarest "Ear," and all but one of those are from Dumfriesshire. The lone Kirkcudbrightshire record was from the Silver Flowe in the early 1970s and was checked by R. M. Palmer. The first for Wigtownshire was trapped at Glassoch Farm on 27th August 2013 and verified by K. P. Bland.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg. Larvae are found during May to July. Pupation site unknown.
 
Larval foodplants
Unknown in the wild.
 
Identification
Genitalia dissection required to separate from other Amphipoea species.
 
Habitat
Moorland, unimproved grassland and coastal habitats.
 
Recorders' notes
Only take a minimum of specimens for determination at any new sites.
© Keith Naylor per A B Duncan, Closeburn, 16 August 1940
© Keith Naylor per A B Duncan, Tynron, 27 August 1951

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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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