70.202 (1881) Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata (Borkhausen, 1794)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had a record near Tinwald Downs (VC72). Gordon (1919) found it not uncommon at rest on tree trunks with it also coming to light at Corsemalzie (VC74). Earliest date was 2nd April 1911. Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn and Tynron (VC72).
 
Next was a record from Glentrool in 1970, with a couple of records in 1974 from Irvine House Lodge, Auchenrivock (VC72). From 1974 to 1988 there were fifty records from six of the Rothamsted stations, Caerlaverock being the odd one out.
During 1990-2010 there were four sites in Wigtownshire where it was recorded from, Torrs Warren, Mochrum Loch, Carsegowan and Forest Moor. Kirkton and Durisdeer (VC72) along with Cally Woods, Carsfad near Dalry, were the most recorded sites, with a small scattering of records from elsewhere.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present May to July.
 
Larval foodplants
Alder, birches, Honeysuckle and Sallows.
 
Identification
The broader, rounder forewing with faint cross-lines should separate it from the Seraphim.
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland, fens and scrubby heathland.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, April 2010

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