63.046 Dark Marbled Tabby Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847 

Family
Crambidae: Spilomelinae.
 
Status
Adventive.
 
Flight period
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VC72
No records.
 
VC73
The first for Dumfries & Galloway was caught indoors in Dalbeattie on 30th August 2014.
Other sites: None.
 
VC74
No records.
 
Life cycle
 
 
Larval foodplants
Various house plants, so can be in any month.
 
Identification
The cream-coloured outlined wedge or pit (fovea) on the forewing gives the moth its scientific name.
 
Habitat
Indoors.
 
Recorders' notes
This pest species from the Mediterranean Basin and Canary Islands first appeared in Britain in Norfolk in 1996 and since then has also been recorded from Cornwall, Hampshire, Montgomeryshire, Notts., Scilly, Suffolk, West Midlands. Regards Scotland, the first appeared at Inchmarlo, Banchory, Kincardineshire (VC91) in January 2006, with further records from Ardentinny, Argyll (VC98) on 4th May 2013 and in the Outer Hebrides in 2014.
© Keith Naylor, Dalbeattie, 30 August 2014

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