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73.213 (BF2312)


Ipimorpha subtusa
Adult: 3
Resident. Rare.


The pale cross-lines converge at the trailing edge on the olive-brown forewing.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as an egg, on the foodplant. Larvae are present April to May, with pupation underground in a cocoon.

Larval foodplants

Aspen and poplars.


Broadleaved woodland, gardens, marshes, lochsides and shelterbelts.


First record came on 9th August 1998 at Durisdeer Mill, with the second trapped four years later at Kirkton on 2nd August, both Dumfriesshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2013

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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