Abstract

Larvae of the noctuid Graphiphora augur damaged buds on raspberry fruiting canes in 1981, 1983 and 1987 in eastern Scotland. This is the first record of such damage in Great Britain. The biology of G. augur was studied in the laboratory at 15C. Adult females laid eggs on both raspberry and Rumex obtusifolius and larvae fed on both plants. The distribution and flight period of this species in eastern and central Scotland are discussed.