70.046 (1719) Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata (Borkhausen, 1794)

Status
Resident. Local.
UK BAP Priority Species.
 
Flight period
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History
The first records were recorded by Gordon (1919) in early July 1899 and mid-June 1911 (VC74). His earliest date being 11th June 1911.
 
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Tynron (VC72). Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43. Pelham-Clinton in 1963 found it at Castle Douglas.
 
During 1974-89 there were sevety records from the Rothamsted stations, with further records during the early 1980s from the Hensol Estate.
 
A further 70 records occurred during 1994-2010 at the regular trapped sites at Cally Woods, Old Torr/Auchencairn area, Kirkton and Forest Moor being the most popular, but it was thinly distributed, although there is plenty of suitable habitat.
 
Life cycle
Two generations. Overwinters as a larva, during September to July.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Marsh Bedstraw and other bedstraws.
 
Habitat
This wetland species is to be found in fens, bogs, wet heath and damp woodland.
 
Identification 
The straw-coloured forewing, with a dark streak from the apical point to the cross-lines is diagnostic.
 
Recorders' notes
Our data suggests two generations per year, mid-May to mid-July and early August to mid-September.
© Keith Naylor, Wood of Cree, 18 June 2004

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