Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2263 (ABH73.189) Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota, (Clerck, 1759)

KR09569

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, September-mid November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open woodland, heathland and damp localities.

Regional Information

Recorded in 75 (27.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 August to 19 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 27 May to 04 June

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brick Agrochola circellaris
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta


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