Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2145 (ABH73.255) Nutmeg Anarta trifolii (=Discestra), (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09895

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), Common Orache (Atriplex patula), Onion (Allium cepa), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, mid April-June and August-September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Wasteground, agricultural land, heathland, fens, woodland, scrub, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 111 (41.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 March to 07 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 July to 01 July

Similar Species
White Colon Sideridis turbida (=albicolon)
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa


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