70.231 (1910) Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
First record was not until July 1974 when it was caught twice during that month at the Gatehouse of Fleet Rothamsted station. Another 40 records were amassed from the above station and others at Waterside Mains, Bridge of Dee and later, Mabie Forest (RIS data).
Other records during that period were of one caught at Drannandow Farm by K. P. Bland, one trapped on the Hensol Estate in 1982, with others trapped at a Scottish Entomologists' meeting at Barony College, same year.
 
From 1995 to 2010, nine of the seventeen records were from Cally Woods, with singles trapped at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkland on the Threave Estate, and twice at Durisdeer and Low Camer Wood.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a small larva during August to late May on the foodplant.
 
Larval foodplants
Ash, Honeysuckle and Wild Privet.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable with the forewings raised slightly and a creased leading edge at the resting posture.
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland, some gardens and scrubby areas.
© Richard Mearns, Durisdeer, 6 July 1997

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