Erebidae: Arctiinae

2035 (ABH72.037) Round-winged Muslin Thumatha senex, (Hübner, [1808])

KR10466

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

Pupates in vegetation close to the ground.

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

Forewing length: 10-11mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen, moss
Flying: One generation, late June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Fens, bogs, damp grassland, marshes and coastal dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 42 (15.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 June to 18 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 02 July

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Muslin Footman Nudaria mundana

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5