Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Phalera bucephala Linnaeus, 1758
Buff-tip

Family: Notodontidae
Checklist Number: 71.025

A large, striking moth that favours open woodland, hedgerows and gardens. It flies from May - July and was first recorded on South Uist in 2011 with records since from Harris and Barra.

A wide range of trees may be utilised by the larva, especially sallow, birch, oaks and hazel Corylus avellana. Caterillars were found on South Uist in 2014

Phalera bucephala
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