Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Noctuidae   Checklist Number: 73.189

Leptologia lota  Clerck, 1759

Red-line Quaker

Widely distributed in Scotland and appears to be common in South Uist. The young caterpillars feed on the catkins of sallow and willow (Salix), moving to the leaves when more mature, feeding at night and hiding in spun leaves during the day.