73.101 (2380) Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica (Hufnagel, 1766)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated that it was not common, but that it had occurred at Terregles (VC72). Gordon (1913) states that in Barrett's 'British Lepidoptera,' it is recorded as occurring in the extreme south-west of Scotland, but obviously he was unaware of any records.
 
At the Gatehouse of Fleet Rothamsted station two were trapped, one in Mid-June and one in mid-July, both 1979.
 
Singles were caught at Cally Woods during 1997-99, with two trapped in June, 2000. One was trapped in Rainton Glen at the Cream o' Galloway on 19th May 2004.
 
Dumfries & Galloway would appear to be the only Scottish region where the moth is present. However, it has been recorded from the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Northumberland, our nearest counties.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a small larva during June to April, hiding by day and feeding at night close to the ground. Pupation takes place underground.
 
Larval foodplants
Knapweeds, Dandelion, Greater Plantain and other herbacous plants.
 
Identification
The plain, broad forewing with three fine, fairly straight lines will help to identify it.
 
Habitat
A wide variety of open situations.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Keith Kirk, Brighouse, 8 June 2013

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