Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2380 (ABH73.101) Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09456

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Treble Lines
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has three fine cross lines which are diagnostic.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Greater Plantain (Plantago major), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, heathland, fens, open woodland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 81 (30%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 21 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Brown, black, green, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5