70.066 (1746) Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated it was very common in his 'List of Lepidoptera taken near Dumfries.' Gordon (1919) found it scarce at Corsemalzie along wood edges at dusk and after dark during April.
 
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn and Tynron (both VC72). Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43.
 
During 1975-92 five of the six Rothamsted stations recorded provided a hundred records between them, the Penninghame site not recording it.
 
From 1993 to 2010 a further eighty records were logged mainly from the regular trapped sites at Kirkton and Durisdeer, with small numbers from Carsfad at Dalry and Old Torr, the rest from sites in VCs 72 and 73.
 
The only Wigtownshire record was from the Newton Stewart station in 1978, the first since the Gordon brothers recorded it.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon. Larvae are present April to July.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Dog-rose and other roses in the wild.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Hedgerows, gardens and woodland.
© Alison Robertson, Langyards Wood, 2 April 2011

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