Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2148 (ABH73.259) Pale Shining Brown Polia bombycina, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09991

RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2016.
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
RIla Mountains, Bulgaria. 11th July 2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
E. Serbia (Western Stara Planina. 29th June 2017.
E. Serbia (Western Stara Planina. 29th June 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 19-23mm.
Flying: One generation, early June-mid July
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Proposed Red Data Book

Habitat

Open light chalky soils, rough scrubby grassland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 17 (6.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1983

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 June to 20 July

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Great Staughton
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Old Weston
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Great Staughton
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Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps

Proposed Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, grey, orange, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5