Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2267 (ABH73.186) Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09565

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Although the ground colour is quite variable, this species can be readily identified by the diagnostic diagonal dash near the leading edge of the forewing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): buttercups (Ranunculus spp.), clovers (Trifolium spp.), chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), herbaceous plants, broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, September-early November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 108 (40%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 July to 24 November

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa


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