73.222 (2314) Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
First record occurred in the late 1970s at Springfield, Gretna (BRC data). During 1994-2010, seven were trapped at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire. And on 26 July 2011, one was caught at Glencaple and another on exactly the same day two years later. The first for Kirkcudbrightshire (VC73) was trapped at Milton in July 2012.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg. Larvae are present April to early June, with pupation in a cocoon on the soil surface or under bark.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Willows, Sallows and Poplars.
 
Identification
The soft greyish-brown forewing with black blotches between the kidney-mark and oval, the tooth-like mark in the centre of the forewing, which has a gently curved costa should aid identification.
 
Habitat
Wet woodland, marshes, fens and riverbanks.
© Alison Robertson, Glencaple, 26 July 2011

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