73.368 (2136) The Gothic Naenia typica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
Gordon (1913) found it common at sugar some years at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire. Earliest date was 1st July 1905. Since then, Cunningham had found it on Tinwald Downs during 1951, and R. M. Palmer recorded it from Moffat in 1970, with another at Stranraer in 1975.
 
During 1976-87 there were only ten records from four of the Rothamsted stations, Gatehouse of Fleet, Bridge of Dee and Mabie Forest (VC73) and Waterside Mains at Keir (VC72). However, from 1992 to 2010 there have been eighty records from widespread sites across VCs 72 and 73, but only Newton Stewart and Torrs Warren have produced records in Wigtownshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation appearing much later during July and August whereas it is quoted for June and July. Overwinters as a larva during July to April, feeding by night, with pupation underground.
 
Larval foodplants
Blackthorn, cleavers, sallows, Apple and buddleias to name a few.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable in Scotland as the male Feathered Gothic has feathered antennae and flies later in the year.
 
Habitat
Damp woodland, marshes, gardens and weedy hedgerows.
© Keith Naylor, Milton, 4 July 2010

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