73.339 (2105) Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans (Hufnagel, 1766)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
First record came in 1974 when it was found at Meikle Ross by W. R. Laidler. The second was caught in a Heath trap between Abbey Burn Foot and Balcary on 6th August 2003 and verified by K. P. Bland. In 2004 two were caught at Parton in early August. All were in Kirkcudbrightshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Probably overwinters as a larva. Pupates underground about spring time.
 
Larval foodplants
Unknown.
 
Identification
Northern Rustic and Stout Dart are similar but both of these lack the black row of dots across the forewing at the termen end.
 
Habitat
Rural gardens, hedgerows, woodland and open countryside.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
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