32.036 Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella (Goeze, 1783) 

Family
Depressariidae: Depressariinae.
 
Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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VC72
First was of larvae found at Kirkpatrick Fleming on 18th July 1996 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.
Other sites: Blawbare at Closeburn, Brow Well, Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Castle Loch LNR at Lochmaben, Connansknowe near Kirkton, Courance, Dumfries, Eskrigg NR at Lockerbie, Holmhead on Lochar Moss.
 
VC73
First was found at Portling on 26th August 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.
Other sites: Auchenshore on Auchencairn Bay, Carsfad near Dalry, Mersehead RSPB, Milton, Old Torr, Portling, Sandgreen.
 
VC74
First for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Killantringan Lighthouse on 30th September 1913 by D. A. Mowat the keeper.
Other sites: Barsalloch Point, Cairnryan, Changue Port, Chippermore Port on Luce Bay, Garheugh, Portpatrick, Glenstockadale near Leswalt, Glenwhan Gardens at Dunragit, Lady Bay at Loch Ryan, Mull of Galloway, Portpatrick, Torrs Warren.
 
Life cycle
 
 
Larval foodplants
 
 
Identification


Habitat


Recorders' notes
If you are using older books to identify this species, please be aware of this moths many name changes over time. Formerly known as D. pastinacella, D. heracliana or heracleana and lastly D. heraclei.
There is a moth within the same family, of similar appearance, using heracliana but that is a Agonopterix.
© Keith Naylor, Castle Loch, Lochmaben, 25 August 2003

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