Noctuidae: Heliothinae

2400 (ABH73.076) Scarce Bordered Straw (Old World Bollworm) Helicoverpa armigera, (Hübner, [1808])

KR09370

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
Hemingford Grey, 6th Sept 2006.
Hemingford Grey, 6th Sept 2006.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Scarlet Geranium (Pelargonium zonale), Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus minor), Cotton (Gossipium herbaceum), Maize (Zea mays), Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), herbaceous plants
Flying: All year (mostly September-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 August to 29 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera
Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera

Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, brown, black, yellow, orange, pink, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5