73.200 (2235) Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated that it was not common, but that it had occurred near Dalscone (VC72). Lennon also found the Pale Pinion at the same site but stated it to be rare!
 
MOGBI make no mention of any records for our Region.
 
However, the first confirmed Scottish modern record was caught at Glencaple on 2nd May 2009 and confirmed by Roy Leverton.
 
Life cycle
One generation, reappearing in the spring. Overwinters as an adult in a sheltered location. Larvae are present May to July, with pupation about two months later underground.
 
Larval foodplants
Ash.
 
Identification
The solid blackish bar extending from close to the trailing edge inwards, running parallel with the costa, and a pale flattened S-mark midway is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Some gardens, marshy sites and open broadleaved woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Alison Robertson, Glencaple, 2 May 2009

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