Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2173 (ABH73.281) Lychnis Hadena bicruris, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09933

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Lychnis
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 30th June 2013. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 30th June 2013. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
 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.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Red Campion (Silene dioica), White Campion (Silene latifolia), Sea Campion (Silene uniflora), Sweet-William (Dianthus barbatus)
Flying: Two generations, late May-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Road verges, woodland edges, hedgerows and field margins.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 17 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 05 July

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Campion Sideridis rivularis (=Hadena)
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa


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