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70.280 (BF1958)

Clouded Silver   

Lomographa temerata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread. Widespread in England and Wales. In Scotland found in the south with scattered records in lower lying areas to Wester Ross. A major expansion in distribution has occurred since 1970 especially in Scotland.


Blackish clouding on termen side of the forewings on a white background is diagnostic.

Recording method

Flies at dusk along hedges, comes to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris on the ground. Larvae during July and August.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on Hawthorn, Blackthorn and other trees and shrubs from the same family.


Woodland, scrub, farmland, parks and gardens.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1895 at Corsemalzie by Gordon, in 1942 for VC73 near Gatehouse of Fleet by Russell and in 1951 for VC72 at Tynron by Duncan.

479 record(s) from 52 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 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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