Noctuidae: Plusiinae

2436 (ABH73.010) Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa, (Stephens, 1850)

KR09051

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Bulgaria, June 2005
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 12-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), mayweeds (Matricaria spp.), Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), wormwoods (Artemesia spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 31 October

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Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3