Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2252 (ABH73.237) Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09725

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Underside, Great Staughton, September 2011
Underside, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 15th Oct. 2020. Light trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 15th Oct. 2020. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 16th Oct. 2020. Light trap. Female.
Hemingford Grey, 16th Oct. 2020. Light trap. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Daisy (Bellis perennis), Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), mints (Mentha spp.), delphineums (Delphineum spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Suburban habitats, wasteground and coastal cliffs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 37 (13.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 August to 09 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 May to 29 May

Similar Species
Cambridge
Cambridge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea
Sennen, Cornwall
Sennen, Cornwall
 Photo © Brian Stone
Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, black, brown, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5