73.213 (2312) The Olive Ipimorpha subtusa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
J F M A M J J A S O N D
























 
History
First record came on 9th August 1998 at Durisdeer Mill, with the second trapped four years later at Kirkton on 2nd August, both Dumfriesshire. A third appeared at Auchenshore on Auchencairn Bay on 2nd August 2011 while a fourth was trapped at MV light at Milton on 24th August 2012, both VC73.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg, on the foodplant. Larvae are present April to May, with pupation underground in a cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
Aspen and poplars.
 
Identification
The pale cross-lines converge at the trailing edge on the olive-brown forewing.
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland, gardens, marshes, lochsides and shelterbelts.
 
Recorders' notes
Quality photo or specimen required for record acceptance.
© K Naylor per Caroline Allen, Durisdeer, 9 August 1998
© K Naylor per Anna White, Milton, 24 August 2012

Local distribution map

The gadget spec URL could not be found

Distribution map displays records from the National Biodiversity Network (See terms and conditions).

The following datasets are included:

  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
 Powered by the  NBN Gateway