1718 Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata (Hufnagel, 1767)

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History & Status

Nationally Scarce B. Rare. With an undated record prior to 1981 from Closeburn (VC72) by Sir Arthur Duncan and a further two records for VC73, one at Gatehouse of Fleet in 1979 (Rothamsted data), the other in 1998 at Netherlaw, by a prominent national entomologist, this indeed is a very rare moth. On the opposite side of the Solway Firth it was last recorded in the northern part of Cumbria (VC70) in 1980. Waring & Townsend make no mention of it for Scotland, but state that windblown singletons can appear anywhere. This species is not supported on the Scottish Macro List. Further evidence has resulted in the 1998 record being put down to a clerical error while the other record lacks sufficient details.

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Recorders' Notes

Specimen or good quality photo required for acceptance of record. The National flight period is given due to lack of dated records. This species may be rejected after further investigation.


Local distribution map

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The following datasets are included:

  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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