Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2301 (ABH73.105) Bird's Wing Dypterygia scabriuscula, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09481

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Bird's Wing
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is an unmistakable chocolate-brown moth with a diagnostic 'bird's-wing' shape on the forewing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Knotgrass (Polygonium aviculare)
Flying: One/two generations, May-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and parks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 31 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, yellow, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5