Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Cosmia trapezina Linnaeus, 1758
Dun-bar

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.216

Two records from South Uist though widespread on the UK mainland. Prefers woodland, gardens, hedgerows.

Larvae feed on a wide variety of trees including Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur, birches Betula species, Aspen Populus tremula etc., as well as feeding on small larvae of other moth species

Cosmia trapezina
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