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73.070 (BF2399)

Bordered Sallow   

Pyrrhia umbra
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.



Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, underground, just below the surface. Larvae are active at night during August.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on Restharrow and other plants.


Grassland and open woodland.

History 1860-2010

This rare species had been recorded just three times by 2010 but in each vice county. K. J. Morton of Edinburgh (1900) while on a visit in July 1899 to Wigtownshire had found this species in the Monreith area; additional to MOGBI. On 8th August 1996 a specimen was trapped at Kirkton (VC72), while on 17th July 2006 a third was trapped at Auchencairn (VC73).

10 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1899 2019 2017

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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