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70.066 (BF1746)

Shoulder Stripe   

Earophila badiata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread. Widespread throughout Britain although mainly in low altitudes in Scotland. Significant declines in abundance and distribution since 1970.



Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon. Larvae are present April to July.

Larval foodplants

Larvae feed on Dog-rose and other roses in the wild.


Hedgerows, gardens and woodland.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway for VC72 near Dumfries by Lennon who stated that it was ‘very common’, for VC74 in 1896 at Corsemalzie by Gordon who noted that it was ‘scarce along wood edges at dusk and after dark during April’ and for VC73 in 1942 near Gatehouse of Fleet by Russell.

290 record(s) from 25 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
70.066 Shoulder Stripe
70.066 Shoulder Stripe
70.066 Shoulder Stripe

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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