Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2306 (ABH73.113) Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09505

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, ex Larva
Great Staughton, ex Larva
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - ex prepupa from under brick
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - ex prepupa from under brick
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - prepupa (brown form) from under brick
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - prepupa (brown form) from under brick
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, March 2014
Hemingford Grey, March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, November 2014. Final instar - reared.
Hemingford Grey, November 2014. Final instar - reared.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, November 2014. Final instar - reared.
Hemingford Grey, November 2014. Final instar - reared.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - ex prepupa from under brick
Hemingford Grey, 15th April 2013 - ex prepupa from under brick
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil or in a crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 21-25mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Hazel (Corylus avellana), birches (Betula spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: All year (mostly May-June and August-October)
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 131 (48.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 January to 08 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 March to 10 December

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea


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