Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2160 (ABH73.267) Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09917

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Green Form
Green Form
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Fat-hen (Chenopodium album), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.), Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), Black Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus), Tamarisk (Tamarix gallica), English Elm (Ulmus procera), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, cultivated land, heathland and woodland rides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 141 (52.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 January to 06 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 19 September

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Old Weston, July 2015
Old Weston, July 2015
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Splendid Brocade Lacanobia splendens
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, black, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5