Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2255 (ABH73.235) Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea, (Hübner, [1813])

KR09724

Sennen, Cornwall
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale), Sea Plantain (Plantago maritima), Thrift (Armeria maritima), Biting Stonecrop (Sedum acre), Wild Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late August-early October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Mainly coastal areas, vegetated shingle, limestone and chalk slopes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 September to 03 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta

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