1790 The Tissue Triphosa dubitata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) had found it at the Crichton Institution, Dumfries, where he worked. Gordon (1919) had only two records, one for spring, at light on 7th April 1912, and one for autumn, in his garden on 1st October 1897, both at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire.
 
Three were caught at light, 13th August 2004, on the Bennan, Glen Trool, of which two were verified by K. P. Bland with a photo verified by Roy Leverton.
 
One was trapped on Forest Moor, Wigtownshire, by Arthur Ewing on the early date of 16th July 2006.
 
Life cycle
One generation. It overwinters as an adult, reappearing in April through to May. Larvae are present May to early July.
 
Larval foodplants
Larval foodplants are Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn, both of which are rare in the region.
 
Identification
The brownish-grey, broad and rounded forewing has a smooth and shiny appearance. Both wings have scalloped outer edges, but the one on the hindwing is edged with black.
 
Habitat
Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.

© Keith Naylor, Bennan, Glen Trool, 13 August 2004

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