70.023 (1689) Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata (Goeze, 1781)

Status
Resident. Rare.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
This species was first recorded by K. J. Morton (1900) who took a dark specimen near Monreith Village in July, 1899. There is another record for Wigtownshire from a Grey Daggers Moth Group field meeting at Claymoddie in July 2006.
 
Kirkcudbrightshire records are from Kippford twice, Meikle Ross, Torrs Heughs at Sandyhills and twice from the Gatehouse of Fleet Rothamsted station.
 
There are no records from Dumfriesshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation that is later than stated in Waring. Overwinters as a larva during September to May, pupating in loose earth.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Wood Sage, Yarrow, Mugwort and stonecrops.
 
Identification
Very distinctive with fine black markings on creamy forewings.
 
Habitat
Mainly coastal, especially rocky shores and grassland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Keith Naylor, Claymoddie, 21 July 2006

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