Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2098 (ABH73.328) Flame Axylia putris, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR10082

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Flame
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
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Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
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General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), White Dead-nettle (Lamium album), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo), Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale), low-growing plants
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, farmland, hedgerows, heathland and woodland edges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 133 (49.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 May to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 16 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5