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The day-flying Slender Scotch Burnet only occurs in the UK on Mull, Ulva and Gometra, nowhere else. The moth inhabits sunny, south-facing slopes, with underlying basalt rock where its caterpillar’s sole foodplant, bird’s-foot trefoil, grows in short, flower-rich vegetation, with some bare ground. However, at one of its sites, the cliffs near Kilninian, the moth is threatened by encroachment from Cotoneaster. This invasive non-native shrub has escaped from gardens and has become well-established on the undercliffs and cliffs, threatening the moth's breeding habitat.
We are very concerned about the current status of the Kentish Glory and the Small Dark Yellow Underwing, and are hosting a moth extravaganza to target recording at both species. The Kentish Glory is associated with areas regenerating birch. Our event will focus on Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest and the Glenfeshie area. We will also look for the elusive and beautiful day-flying Small Dark Yellow Underwing at sites in the Kingussie and Newtonmore area. This moth is associated with bearberry and has not been recorded in the UK for two years despite previous targeted recording.
Come and visit our stand at the Scottish Birdfair to find out what we are up to this year, pick up free ID leaflets, and learn more about our exciting new Bog Squad project!
Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!
Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat about the wonderfully warm and sunny season we have just had.
N.B. Please note change of date from that originally stated (to avoid the Ryder Cup!).