70.070 (1745) The Mallow Larentia clavaria (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Extinct. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Four historical records. The earliest notification of this species is published in Stephens (1829) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills (VC72). Lennon (1863) recorded it at Glen Mills, Dumfriesshire in 1862, without day or month. Francis Buchanan White (1895) also recorded one for Colvend parish in 1895, without day or month. Neither of these two latter records are fully substantiated. Gordon (1919) recorded 21 larvae observed by W. Selby on Hollyhock in his garden on 24th June 1906 at Port William, Wigtownshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg and pupates underground. Larvae are present April to June, with pupation underground.
 
Larval foodplants
Common Mallow, Marsh-mallow, Tree-mallow and Hollyhock, none of which are common in Dumfries and Galloway.
 
Identification
The large size with reddish-brown pointed forewings is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Roadside verges and other rough areas.
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