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70.223 (BF1903)

Barred Umber   

Plagodis pulveraria
Adult: 1
Resident, scarce, widespread in VC73, local elsewhere. Widely distributed in woodland in southern and south west England, Wales and western Scotland - patchy elsewhere.



Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larva are present from mid-June to mid-August.

Larval Foodplants

Larvae feed on Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch, Hawthorn and some sallows.


Possibly an indicator of ancient woodland.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1862 for VC72 at Tinwald Downs, Dumfries by Lennon, but not until 1967 for VC74 at the Wood of Cree by Pelham-Clinton and in 1974 for VC73 at Sandyhills by Ford.

80 record(s) from 20 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 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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