Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2088 (ABH73.320) Heart and Club Agrotis clavis, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR10350

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 29th June 2013
Hemingford Grey, 29th June 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is shorter and broader than the similar species but is variable in ground colour.

 

Overwinters underground as a larva and pupates in the spring.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Fat-hen (Chenopodium album), docks (Rumex spp.), Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Coastal sand-dunes, dry grassland and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 76 (28.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 May to 08 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5