Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Phigalia pilosaria [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Pale Brindled Beauty

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.247

This woodland species was first recorded on South Uist in 2013. It flies early in the year between January - March

The larval foodplants include a wide range of broad-leaved trees including hawthorn Crataegus species, apple Malus species, birch Betula species, alder Alnus glutinosa, and ash Fraxinus excelsior

Phigalia pilosaria
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