Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2305 (ABH73.114) Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09503

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Small Angle Shades
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. Emerged May 2020.
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. Emerged May 2020.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. Emerged May 2020.
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. Emerged May 2020.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. 4th instar.
ex ova Monmouthshire 2019. 4th instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex ova Monmouthshire. July 2019..
ex ova Monmouthshire. July 2019..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), Male-fern (Dryopteris filix-mas), Ivy (Hedera helix), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), nettles (Urtica spp.), mallows (Malva spp.), currants (Ribes spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), ferns, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, heathland, fens, woodland, grassland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 15 September



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