Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2353 (ABH73.131) Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09801

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 7th Sept 2005.
Hemingford Grey, 7th Sept 2005.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 25th Aug. 2006.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 25th Aug. 2006.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is quite variable in colour.

 

Pupates amongst the roots of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), grasses, cereal crops
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, arable fields, coastal sand-dunes and cliffs, open woodland, heathland, fens and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 120 (44.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 July to 14 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, yellow, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5