73.174 (2339) Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record was when Sir Arthur Duncan found it at Closeburn (VC72) on 22nd July 1970 and determined by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, specimen in National Museums Scotland.
 
During 1975-91 all Rothamsted stations apart from Caerlaverock, recorded just under twenty records.
 
From 1995 to 2010 confirmed records have been found at Torrs Warren, Glentrool, Abbey Burn Foot and Durisdeer.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during August to April, feeding inside a stem of grass, pupating in the roots.
 
Larval foodplants
Grasses.
 
Identification
Although the criteria laid out in Waring (2009) and Skinner (2009) will probably identify it, genitalia examination is required for confirmation.
 
Habitat
A wide variety of grasslands, including gardens and woodland rides.
 
Recorders' notes
Only select a minimum of specimens to determine to species level at new sites.
© Keith Naylor per A B Duncan, Closeburn, 22 July 1970

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