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49.345 (BF1219)

Red Piercer   

Lathronympha strigana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-May, July, in a spun terminal shoot.  Adults: May-July, July-September.

Larval foodplants

St John’s-wort species, especially Perforate St John’s-wort, Rosebay Willowherb, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at St Medan, Wigtownshire, on 20th June 1982 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kippford on 16th June 2006, with the Dumfriesshire first being trapped at Dornockbrow on 7th August 2012.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1982 2022 2012
49.345 Lathronympha Strigana
49.345 Lathronympha Strigana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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