70.279 (1957) White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata (Fabricius, 1775)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
The first 34 records came from Cally Woods (VC73) during 1997-2000, then in 2006 it was trapped six times at Forest Moor (VC74).
 
Another four records came in 2007 from Holm Wood, Caldons Wood, Stroan Wood and Wood of Cree, all Kirkcudbrightshire, while in 2008 it was trapped at Carsluith and Glenluce (VC74).
 
At a Grey Daggers Moth Group field meeting at Castle Wood, Caerlaverock (VC72), one was trapped on 15th May 2009. A further two records came in 2010, with singles at Garroch Woods and Old Torr (VC73). In 2012 one was trapped at Courance (VC72) on 28th May.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae present late June to late August.
 
Larval foodplants
Blackthorn and hawthorns.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Woodland, gardens, hedgerows and scrub.
© Richard Mearns, Garroch Woods, 16 May 2010

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