Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.093

Gandaritis pyraliata   [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775

Barred Straw

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