73.110 (2320) The Saxon Hyppa rectilinea (Esper, 1796)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
Nationally Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
Cunningham (1950) in the Transactions records the first, which was caught by Sir Arthur Duncan before 1938 at Gilchristland (VC72) at Raspberry flowers. He also recorded it from Mabie Forest (VC73) where it came to sugar on 24th June 1949 and 10th June 1950. These records are not shown in MOGBI.
 
The next record came in the early 1970s from the Silver Flowe (VC73) with two records from Auchenrivock (VC72) and Mennock in 1977. Only one record during the 1980s which came from the Hensol Estate.
 
From 1995 to 2009 there were a further 17 records all from Kirkcudbrightshire, except for one at Durisdeer (VC72) in 2005. It has not been recorded from Wigtownshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, pupating in spring
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on willows, Bramble, Raspberry, Blaeberry and Cowberry.
 
Identification
Quite distinctive with pale areas at base of forewing which has a black basal bar. Also the dark cross-band is wider than the similar Light Brocade with a more jagged basal crossline to this band.
 
Habitat
Open woodland, wood edge, scrub and new plantations.
© Richard Mearns, Drumlanrig, 28 June 1995

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