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70.142 (BF1858)


Chloroclystis v-ata
Adult: 1
Resident, common, Widespread in England and Wales, expanding in the lowlands of western Scotland and the Central Belt.



Recording method

Comes in small numbers to light.

Life cycle

Two generations. Overwinters as a pupa underground. Larvae are present mid-June to mid-July, again, September.

Larval foodplants

The flowers of Bramble, Dog-rose, Hawthorn, Elder, Goldenrod and Wild Angelica to name a few.


Lowland woodland, farm hedgerows, urban parks and gardens.


The first record for Dumfries and Galloway was not until 1974 for VC73 at the Gatehouse of Fleet Rothamsted light trap, in 1976 for VC74 at the Rothamsted light trap at Newton Stewart but not until 1995 for VC72 at Kirton by Richard earns.

379 record(s) from 46 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2022
70.142 V-Pug
70.142 V-Pug
70.142 V-Pug70.142 V-Pug

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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