Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2177 (ABH73.252) Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10064

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open grassland and rough grassland.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in August 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 August to 26 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, green, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5