70.104 (1751) Devon Carpet Lampropteryx otregiata (Metcalfe, 1917) 

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first confirmed record for Scotland was of five caught on 26th August 2013 at Glassoch, Wigtownshire (VC74). An earlier record from Arran may have been a misidentification. Subsequently it has been recorded at Castle Wood (Caerlaverock) in June 2015, Kelhead Flow (Annan) in June, August and September 2015, and Rascarrel Plantation (Auchencairn) in July 2015.
 
Life cycle
Overwinters as a pupa, presumably under plant debris on the ground. Larva appear during June to July and September to October. The eggs are laid near the flowers of the foodplant.
 
Larval foodplants
Marsh Bedstraw.
 
Identification
Very similar to Water Carpet, which is larger and only appears in the spring; also Small Phoenix, but that lacks the strong central projection on the outer side of the cross-band.
 
Habitat
Damp woodland, on heavy soils.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Keith Naylor, Glassoch, 26 August 2013

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