Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2165 (ABH73.280) Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09927

Cambridge
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Hemingford Grey, ex larva collected 13th July 2018
Hemingford Grey, ex larva collected 13th July 2018
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larva collected 13th July 2018
Hemingford Grey, ex larva collected 13th July 2018
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey 21st July 2018.
Hemingford Grey 21st July 2018.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola), Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Proposed Red Data Book

Habitat

Disturbed ground, road verges, rough open ground and brown-field sites.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 June to 06 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 July to 21 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Broad-barred White Hecatera bicolorata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta

Proposed Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, green, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5