Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Rhodometra sacraria Linnaeus, 1767
Vestal

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.038

This small, brightly coloured moth is a migrant and has been recorded on just three occasions on the Outer Hebrides between 22nd September - 24th October

Larvae have been recorded feeding upon knotgrass Polygonum aviculare, though the species is unlikely to breed on the Outer Hebrides

Rhodometra sacraria
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