Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Falseuncaria ruficiliana Haworth, 1811
Red-fringed Conch

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.142

Scarce and although not recorded on South Uist until 2010 it is probably under-recorded. A heather moorland species active from May to June

The larvae inhabit and consume seed capsules. Favoured species include Primrose Primula vulgaris and Lousewort Pedicularis sylvatica

Falseuncaria ruficiliana
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