Erebidae: Arctiinae

2059 (ABH72.023) Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10583

Scotland
Scotland
 Photo © Brian Stone
Scotland
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Scotland
Scotland
 Photo © Brian Stone
Scotland
Scotland
 Photo © Brian Stone
Scotland
Scotland
 Photo © Brian Stone
Bulgaria 2006
Bulgaria 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, July 2006 (female)
Bulgaria, July 2006 (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, 2006
Bulgaria, 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The males of this species are active during the day. The females are more docile and mainly nocturnal.

 

Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella), Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis), Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana), plantains (Plantago spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland, moorland, grassland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 02 June


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