Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2247 (ABH73.224) Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina (=Dichonia), (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09694

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood, Sept. 2007
Monks Wood, Sept. 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates underground close to a tree trunk.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 18-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, parkland, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 58 (21.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 July to 24 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 May to 03 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, green, white, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5