73.118 (2367) Haworth's Minor Celaena haworthii (Curtis, 1829)

Status
Resident. Local.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated that it was very rare, but that it had occurred at Clumptown (VC72). Douglas Robinson (1870-71) had found one at Cloke Moss (VC73) in July. W. S. Brocklehurst informed Gordon (1913) that he had taken it not uncommonly at light at Park Place, Glenluce, in August, 1910. Cunningham (1947) in the 'Transactions' stated that F. W. Smith, Sir Arthur Duncan and himself had all taken it on Lochar Moss (VC72).
During 1969-2010 there have been seventy records from suitable habitat sites such as Torrs Warren in the west, Corserig Hill, Kelloholm in the north, Perchhall Loch SSSI in the east, and Auchencairn on the south coast.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg. Larvae present April to July, with pupation taking place close to the ground in a cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
Common Cottongrass, rushes and club-rushes.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable with whitish kidney-mark and two whitish streaks emanating from it towards the outer edge.
 
Habitat
Boggy acid moorland, marshes and fens.
© Keith Naylor, Perchhall Loch SSSI, 6 August 2010

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