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2076 (ABH74.002) Kent Black Arches Meganola albula, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10425

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon attached to a vertical stem.

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

Forewing length: 10-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Dewberry (Rubus caesius), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Raspberry (Rubus idaeus), strawberries (Fragaria spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal heathland, grassland, shingle beaches and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 June to 23 July

Similar Species
Scarce Black Arches Nola aerugula

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Brown, grey, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4