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70.085 (BF1765)

Barred Yellow   

Cidaria fulvata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread.



Recording method

Seen flying around roses at dusk, comes to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva are from May to June. Pupations occurs in a flimsy cocoon on the ground among plant debris.

Larval foodplants

Dog Rose, Burnet Rose and other roses.


Found in open woodland, scrub, farmland and gardens.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in VC72 in 1880 at Raehills, St. Ann’s by Little, for VC74 in 1899 near Monreith by Morton and for VC73 in 1942 near Gatehouse of Fleet by Russell.

360 record(s) from 42 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022
70.085 Barred Yellow
70.085 Barred Yellow
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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