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73.074 (BF2403)

Bordered Straw   

Heliothis peltigera
Adult: 2
Migrant. Rare.


Grey kidney mark with a brownish blotch between it and the costa, on an otherwise plain wing is diagnostic.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on flowers of Restharrow, Scentless Mayweed, Sticky Groundsel and garden marigolds.


Mainly coastal but also occurs inland.

History 1860-2010

The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Kirkton (VC72) on 18th June 2006, while the second was trapped at Old Torr on Auchencairn Bay (VC73) on 24th June 2009.

6 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2017

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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