Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae

2223 (ABH73.059) Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09240

First County record May 2012
First County record May 2012
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
First County record May 2012
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. emerged 2020.
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. emerged 2020.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grfey, ex larva Aug-Sept 2019..
Hemingford Grfey, ex larva Aug-Sept 2019..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. emerged 2020.
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. emerged 2020.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. em. 02-06-2020.
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. em. 02-06-2020.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019.  Spreading wings 02/06.
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. Spreading wings 02/06.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. Drying wings, 02/06.. Cocoons visible.
Hemingford Grey, ex larvae Aug/Sept 2019. Drying wings, 02/06.. Cocoons visible.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Found in Great Gransden
Found in Great Gransden
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey, 13th July 2018.
Hemingford Grey, 13th July 2018.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 13th June 2017.
Hemingford Grey, 13th June 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon either amongst the seedheads of the food plant or attached to a nearby fence or wall.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea), Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
Flying: Two generations, late May-July and July-August
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

Shingle beaches and other areas with bare ground.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 May to 06 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 July to 15 October


Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, blue, green, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5