70.136 (1806) Pretty Pinion Perizoma blandiata blandiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775])
Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped on 1st August 1997 at Kirkton (VC72) and verified by Keith Bland of the National Museums of Scotland. 
The second record was of four that came to a Heath trap in Low Camer Wood, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 7th August 2008.
The third was netted at Cairnsgarroch near Carsphairn on 30th June 2014.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in an earthen cocoon. Larvae are present early August to mid September.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Eyebright.
 
Identification
The small white forewing with a central cross-band that is dark grey at either end, but fading in the middle, make it a very distinctive moth.
 
Habitat
Open habitats like rank roadside verges, moorland and upland pasture.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Richard Mearns, Cairnsgarroch, 30 June 2014

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