73.325 (2092) Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta puta (Hübner, [1803])

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) recorded it as occurring at Kirkconnell Moss (VC73).
 
Of the Rothamsted records, one was caught at the Newton Stewart station mid-July 1977, while the other was caught the following year at the Gatehouse of Fleet station about 10th June.
 
Waring et al (2003) mention a Kirkcudbrightshire (VC73) record in 1998, and that refers to the Abbey Burn Foot record that was found by Colin Plant on 20th June. The only record during the 21st century was trapped at Minnigaff on 20th August 2012.
 
Life cycle
Probably one generation. Overwinters as a larva during August to April.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae are rarely found and the foodplant is unknown.
 
Identification
Fairy distinctive with the 'shuttle' mark.
 
Habitat
Open sites like woodland, gardens, grassland, heathland and farmland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Gavin Chambers, Minnigaff, 20 August 2012

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