Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2381 (ABH73.096) Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines), (Goeze, 1781)

KR09449

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Uncertain
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

In general, this species is more yellowish-brown, with well-defined cross-lines and reniform stigma, and less 'glossy' in appearance than the very similar 'Rustic'. It is necessary to refer to the genitalia for confirmation.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), dead-nettles (Lamium spp.), Primrose (Primula vulgaris), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, mid June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, open meadows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 134 (49.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 21 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
Marsh Moth Athetis pallustris


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Brown, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5