Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2311 (ABH73.212) Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR09527

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), Black Poplar (Populus nigra)
Flying: One generation, late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp woodland, fens, riverbanks and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1995

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 July to 01 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Olive Ipimorpha subtusa

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