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63.011 (BF1369)

Yellow-underwing Pearl   

Uresiphita gilvata
Adult: 1
Immigrant. Rare.


Distinctive yellow underwings.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

A migrant. Most commonly September-October.

Larval foodplants

A wide range of low-growing herbacous plants. Not known to breed in the UK.


Dry rocky habitats.


The first for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was caught at MV light on 15th October 2011 near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire. No records from Dumfriesshire or Wigtownshire.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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