70.138 (1808) Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata (Thunberg, 1792)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
K. J. Morton of Edinburgh (1900) whilst on a visit in July 1899 to Wigtownshire had found this species in the Monreith area. Gordon (1919) stated it to be common and generally distributed especially at the coast in Wigtownshire. Earliest date was 1st June 1905.
 
Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43. Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Tynron and Castlehill, Dumfries (all VC72).
 
During 1974-93 six of the seven Rothamsted stations recorded nearly 400 records between them, Caerlaverock not recording it.
 
From 1992 to 2010 the regular trapped sites at Kirkton, Cally Woods, Forest Moor, Old Torr and Auchencairn providing most of the 220 records, with the rest from a small number of scattered sites across the region.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present mid July to early September, living inside the seed capsules.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on the Red Campion flowers and ripening seeds
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Mature hedgerows, grasslands, edges of open woodland and sand-dunes.
© Valerie Harrison, Glenstockadale, 1 June 2011

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