70.142 (1858) The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
It was not recorded until the Rothamsted station was set up at Gatehouse of Fleet in 1974, being recorded until 1979. One other RIS record from Newton Stewart in 1976.
It was 1992 before it appeared again, this time at Bargaly Lodge. From 1995 to 2010 the regular trapped sites at Kirkton, Mersehead RSPB and Cally Woods all recorded it well, and of the 130 records in that period, fifteen were from Wigtownshire at Bargrennan, Glenling Moss, Claymoddie, Monreith, Chippermore Point, Garheugh and Forest Moor.
 
However, it was not confirmed for the region in Riley & Prior (2003).
 
Life cycle
Two generations. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larvae are present mid-June to mid-July, again, September.
 
Larval foodplants
The flowers of Bramble, Dog-rose, Hawthorn, Elder, Goldenrod and Wild Angelica to name a few.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Lowland woodland, farm hedgerows, urban parks and gardens.
© Keith Naylor, Mersehead RSPB, 22 July 2005

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