Noctuidae: Eustrotiinae

2410 (ABH73.024) Marbled White Spot Protodeltote pygarga, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09114

f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
f. albilinea, Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 11-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, grassland, fens and scrub, usually on acid/neutral soils.

Regional Information

Recorded in 65 (24.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 28 August

Similar Species
Pretty Marbled Deltote deceptoria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3