Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2240 (ABH73.206) Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri, (Boisduval, 1829)

KR09664

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
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, Oct. 2007
Hemingford Grey, Oct. 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 11th Oct. 2013. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 11th Oct. 2013. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cambridge
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cambridge
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa), Lawson's Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), Leyland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)
Flying: One generation, late September-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, conifer plantations and parks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 August to 09 December



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5