Noctuidae: Pantheinae

2425 (ABH73.032) Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10372

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Nut-tree Tussock
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, April 2009
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, April 2009
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 3rd Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 3rd Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter, in moss or at the base of a tree.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male comes to light occasionally. Female not.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), birches (Betula spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), oaks (Quercus spp.), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), broadleaved trees
Flying: Two generations, April-mid June and late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 13 September



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Grey, pink, brown, yellow, black, white, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5