Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2170 (ABH73.282) Varied Coronet Hadena compta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09939

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Sweet-William (Dianthus barbatus), Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, grassland, fens and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 28 July

Similar Species
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Marbled Coronet Hadena confusa


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5