Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2262 (ABH73.192) Brick Agrochola circellaris, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09566

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood, 2003
Monks Wood, 2003
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is one of several similar, orange-coloured species which emerge during the autumn.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra), Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
Flying: One generation, September-early December
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 79 (29.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 July to 03 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 08 April to 08 April

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago (=Xanthia)
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pale-lemon Sallow Cirrhia ocellaris (=Xanthia)


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