Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

1653 (ABH65.009) Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR07483

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Dewberry (Rubus caesius), Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub, gardens seeming to prefer bramble under trees.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 29 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 05 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
red, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5