Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Gandaritis pyraliata [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Barred Straw

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.093

A rare species, first reported on Harris in 1991 it was not recorded again until 2009 on South Uist. It has been found in July and August in lowland areas.
It's characteristic resting position with the forewings held extended and completely covering the hindwings makes this species readily identifiable

The larvae feed on bedstraws (Galium species).

Gandaritis pyraliata
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