Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2304 (ABH73.106) Orache Moth Trachea atriplicis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09501

Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2014
Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2014
Freudenstadt, Germany, June 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 20-22mm.
Foodplant(s): oraches (Atriplex spp.), goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), Knotgrass (Polygonium aviculare), low-growing plants
Flying: One generation, June-early July
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Fens, damp meadow and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1905

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 June to 14 July


Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, purple, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5