Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2322 (ABH73.163) Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09752

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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 readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 18-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, woodland rides and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 119 (44.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 26 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Yellow, brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5