Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2236 (ABH73.201) Pale Pinion Lithophane socia (=hepatica), (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09658

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
Hemingford Grey, 15th March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Moreton-on-Lugg, Hereford, 22nd April 2015. MV trap.
Moreton-on-Lugg, Hereford, 22nd April 2015. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Apple (Malus domestica), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, October-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and parkland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 33 (12.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 March to 02 November

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea

Local
Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, blue, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5