Notodontidae: Notodontinae

2015 (ABH71.011) Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR08722

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex Monks Wood, 2008 (female)
ex Monks Wood, 2008 (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 19th April 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 19th April 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 19th April 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 19th April 2018. Light trap.
 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


General Information

This species is similar to the Marbled Brown but has a black crescent in the white area of the forewing.


Forewing length: 16-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 45 (16.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 April to 26 May

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Marbled Brown Drymonia dodonaea


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5