Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2102 (ABH73.329) Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR10086

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Flame Shoulder
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): groundsels (Senecio spp.), Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), bedstraws (Galium spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens, farmland, hedgerows, grassland, moorland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 141 (52.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 March to 26 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 June to 05 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, orange, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5