Erebidae: Rivulinae

2474 (ABH72.002) Straw Dot Rivula sericealis, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR09008

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Straw Dot
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon spun between blades of grass.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum), Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), grasses
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Many habitats, damp meadows and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 131 (48.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 26 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 16 May



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5