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70.284 (BF1962)

Barred Red   

Hylaea fasciaria
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread. Widespread throughout Britain.


Very distinctive.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a small larva on its foodplant, during September to late May. Pupation takes place on the ground among conifer needles and plant debris.

Larval Foodplants

Larvae feed mainly on Scot’s Pine and Norway Spruce, but also Larch and Western Hemlock.


This species is especially common in conifer plantations, but is found wherever the foodplants occur.


Firs recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1860 for VC72 near Dumfries by Lennon,  in 1877 for VC74 at Corsemalzie by Gordon, in 1970 for VC73 at Silver Flowe by Hulme.

526 record(s) from 54 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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