Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2225 (ABH73.220) Minor Shoulder-knot Brachylomia viminalis, (Fabricius, [1777])

KR09642

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Minor Shoulder-knot
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter on in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), willows (Salix spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Wet woodland, marshland, fens, heathland and other damp areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 June to 29 August

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Kotel, E. Stara Planina, Bulgaria. 18th June 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, blue, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5