Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2256 (ABH73.210) Satellite Eupsilia transversa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09596

Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
Yellow Stigma Form, Great Staughton, ex Larva
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White Stigma Form, Great Staughton
White Stigma Form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
on Wych Elm, Great Staughton
on Wych Elm, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
on Wych Elm, Great Staughton
on Wych Elm, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The vernacular name of this species comes from the small 'satellites' either side of the stigma. The stigma vary in colour from white to orange and can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Field Maple (Acer campestre), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in December 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 January to 29 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 11 June



Adult:

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