70.111 (1875) Small White Wave Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The only historical record we have was by Lennon (1863) who had found it at Dalskairth (VC73).
 
Since then there have been just three records, firstly, trapped on Rough Island on 13th June 1995, secondly, trapped at Durisdeer on 30th June 1996 and lastly at Laight 1st June 1997.
 
There are no Wigtownshire records.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, among the plant debris. Larvae are present from late June through to August.
 
Larval foodplants
Birches, Hazel, Hornbeam and wild roses.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable
 
Habitat
Ancient broadleaved woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
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