Zygaenidae: Procridinae

0163 (ABH54.002) Forester Adscita statices, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR03956

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Andrew Frost


General Information

The males of this species sometimes fly up to an hour before dark on warm evenings.

 

Pupates in a cocoon near the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 12-15mm. F 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open habitats, damp grassland, chalk downland, heathland, wwodland clearings, sandy heaths.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 15 July


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
green, yellow, white, brown, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5