70.114 (1876) Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had found it at Dalskairth (VC73).
 
Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43.
Sir Arthur Duncan found it in Kirkmahoe parish in June 1976 with another the following year at Kirkconnell.
 
It was eighteen years before it was seen again, being trapped at Kirkton (VC72) on 21st July 1994. In early July 1996 it was found on Hightae Moss, and a year later was recorded three times in June, from Castle Loch at Lochamaben (VC72), Almorness and Kirkconnell Flow NNR in Kirkcudbrightshire. At a public mothing event at Eskrigg Nature Reserve, Lockerbie, it was trapped on 3rd July 1999.

One was netted at Kirkconnell Flow on 24 June 2017.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, close to the ground. Larvae are present from late July to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Alder and Sycamore.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Riverine scrub areas, hedgerows and broadleaved woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Keith Naylor per A B Duncan, Kirkconnell, 2 July 1977

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