Friday, 4 July 2014

Brown Scallop - Via Gellia

Another record from Simon Roddis from the Via Gellia, the Brown Scallop. Neither Simon or I can recall any records of the adult moth being recorded in Derbyshire. Caterpillars were first recorded by Brian Statham in 1986 and again in 2006 both in the Via Gellia. The caterpillar only feeds on Buckthorn which restricts its national distribution.
The photo shows the scalloping on the hindwing which gives the moth its common name.
Brown Scallop

Brown Scallop distribution c. NBN Gateway

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