73.160 (2335) Slender Brindle Apamea scolopacina (Esper, 1788)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
The Slender Brindle was first trapped at Castle Loch, Lochmaben (VC72) on 29th July 1995. Further records from the same locality came in 1999, 2005 and 2006.
 
From 1997 to 2000 it was trapped regularly in Cally Woods (VC73) and also at Old Torr area, 2009 and 2010.
 
Of the fifty-five records, only one has been trapped in Wigtownshire, at Forest Moor on 30th July 2006, the rest of the records have come from widely scattered sites in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva during August to May, with pupation in an underground cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
False Brome, Wood Meadow-grass, Wood Melick and wood-rushes are just some of the woodland grasses the larvae feed on.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Mainly woodland that has grassy rides and clear areas.
© Richard Mearns, Kirkton, 11 July 2010

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