Erebidae: Toxocampinae

2466 (ABH72.063) Blackneck Lygephila pastinum, (Treitschke, 1826)

KR08932

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


General Information

Pupates on or in the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 18-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca), Marsh Pea (Lathyrus palustris), Wild Liquorice (Astragalus glycyphyllos)
Flying: One generation, mid June-mid July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, marshes, coastal grassland, scrubby areas and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 38 (14.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 04 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, purple, black, orange, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5