Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2345 (ABH73.147) Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima, (Haworth, 1809)

KR09795

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Small Dotted Buff
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, woodland rides, marshes, open woodland, scrub and heathy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 77 (28.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 30 August

Similar Species
f. pallida, Great Staughton
f. pallida, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula


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