Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2268 (ABH73.221) Suspected Parastichtis suspecta, (Hübner, [1817])

KR09536

Holme Fen
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Holme Fen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species is quite variable and there are a number of forms ranging from quite plain to more variegated examples.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, carr, woodland, heathland, scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 June to 13 August

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