Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2303 (ABH73.109) Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09496

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
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua), Mat-grass (Nardus stricta), Silver Hair-grass (Aira caryophyllea), grasses
Flying: One generation, late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open grassland, heathland, fens, open woodland moors and downs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 105 (38.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 26 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis


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