70.009 (1709) Satin Wave Idaea subsericeata (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had found it near Sandyknowe (VC72). Buchanan White (1895) listed it as occurring in Colvend parish (VC73).
 
The next record was by T. H. Ford during 1974-75 who found it at Sandyhills, followed closely by Colley who trapped it at Caerlaverock WWT in 1975 (Rothamsted data). Sir Arthur Duncan caught specimens in 1975 at Balcary and at Portling in 1976 and 1977.
 
One was recorded from Almorness Point in 1997 and another from Kirkcudbright in 2002.
 
In 2007 another was found on Blackbellie Hill, with another from Old Torr in 2009.
 
There were six records in 2010, four from Old Torr, one from Mersehead RSPB and another single from Colvend.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva during August to May, with pupation in loose earth.
 
Larval foodplants
Unknown.
 
Identification
This moth is probably under-recorded but a closer look reveals its silky sheen across its wings.
 
Habitat
Woodland, hedgerows, gardens and rough grassland.
© Keith Naylor per A B Duncan, Portling, 17 June 1977

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