Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2176 (ABH73.254) Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10062

Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Old Weston, August 2011
Old Weston, August 2011
 Photo © Kevin Royles


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 12-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Sheep's-fescue (Festuca ovina), Mat-grass (Nardus stricta), Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), grasses, sedges (Carex spp.), rushes (Juncus spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, grassland, fens and scrub and other open areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 July to 03 September



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