Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2159 (ABH73.266) Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09920

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Melanic
Melanic
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The dark "tooth" mark in the centre of the forewing is diagnostic.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare), Greater Plantain (Plantago major), goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-early July and late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Salt marshes, coastal grassland and inland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 44 (16.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 10 September

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon (=Parastichtis)

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