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70.218 (BF1894)

Latticed Heath   

Chiasmia clathrata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread. UK BAP Priority Species. Widespread in most of Britain but scarce in south west England, parts of Wales and Highland Scotland. Has suffered a long-term decline in abundance.


The crisp network of dark cross-lines and veins on both sides of the wings should aid identity.

Recording method

Active by day and often disturbed from low vegetation, comes to light.

Life cycle

Two overlapping generations. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larvae are present June to July, again, July and August.

Larval foodplants

Clovers, Lucerne and trefoils.


A wide variety of sites where the foodplant is.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1860 for VC72 near Dumfries by Lennon, in 1862 for VC73 at Dalskairth also by Lennon but not until 1971 for VC74 by Shaw.

527 record(s) from 61 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 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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