70.112 (1874) Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record came in 1975 at the Gatehouse of Fleet Rothamsted station, with a further twelve records up to 1979; there was one other record from Bridge of Dee (RIS data).
 
During 1994-2006 there were nine records from the Lochmaben area. A further two records in 1996 at Kirkconnell Flow, one at Carsfad near Dalry (VC73) in 2003, with another that year at Stenhouse Wood (VC72) and one in 2008 at Glencaple.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae late June to August, pupation taking place on the ground among plant debris.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed only on Alder and adults seldom stray far.
 
Identification
Dingy Shell always rests with its wings closed, which should separate it from Small Yellow Wave.
 
Habitat
Wet woodland and riverbanks.
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