70.102 (1753) Striped Twin-spot Carpet Coenotephria salicata latentaria (Curtis, 1830)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
Gordon (1919) had found it not uncommon in Wigtownshire, at light, on sallows on the moors, and at rest on rocks there. Earliest date was 8th May 1911.
 
Archibald Russell (1944) listed it as occurring near Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during the years 1942-43. Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn (VC72).
 
During 1974-93 there were sixty records from five of the Rothamsted stations, Caerlaverock and Penninghame not recording it.
 
From 1992 to 2010 there were nearly fifty records, mainly from upland sites like Corserig Hill, Durisdeer Rig, Grey Mare's Tail NTS and Dob's Linn, but also from northern gardens like Carsfad at Dalry and Closeburn, and also a woodland site at Bargaly Lodge as well.
 
Life cycle
Two generations. Overwinters dormant in a cocoon as a fully-grown larva until April or May, having been present from July.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on bedstraws.
 
Identification
A pale to dark greyish moth with weak markings, but it has a darker cross-band that is pale within which has a elongated central spot.
 
Habitat
Mainly rocky moorland, but sometimes other habitats.
© Keith Naylor, Corserig Hill, Kelloholm, 4 September 2010

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