Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2314 (ABH73.222) Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon (=Parastichtis), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09537

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is a dull and nondescript species, as suggested by the vernacular name.

 

Pupates under loose bark or on the ground.

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

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Wet woodland, fens, heathland and riverbanks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 54 (20%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 22 September

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, yellow, red, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5