1780 Slender-striped Rufous Coenocalpe lapidata (Hübner, 1809)

Status
Extinct. Rare.
Nationally Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Gordon (1919) was informed by T. Salvage that it occurred on the hills north of Stranraer, but without any dates. This may be true, as it is probably overlooked due to its late emergence and the remote habitat it prefers. It is stated to come to light.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg. Larvae are present April to early August, with pupation in an earthen cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
Unknown, but could be Meadow Buittercup.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Open wet moorland, and rough, upland pasture that is dominated by rushes.
 
Recorders' notes
It would be worthwhile for recorders to target these hills in the future or any other suitable habitat on the western side of Wigtownshire to ascertain its current status.

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