Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Selidosema brunnearia Villers, 1789
Bordered Grey

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.262

Rare and designated as Nationally Scarce A, it was first recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2010. This is an extension of the known population based on Canna, Rum and the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The preferred habitats are heather moorland and coastal areas where the foodplants grow. Active during July and August

Heather Calluna vulgaris and Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus are the preferred foodplants

Selidosema brunnearia
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