Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2080 (ABH73.312) Square-spot Dart Euxoa obelisca, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10282

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-18mm
Foodplant(s): Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), low-growing plants
Flying: One generation, early August-early October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Rocky and chalk cliffs and hills.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1992

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 July to 28 July


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Grey, brown, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5