Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2142 (ABH73.257) Beautiful Yellow Underwing Anarta myrtilli, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR09907

Rhinogs, N Wales, July 2010
Rhinogs, N Wales, July 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rhinogs, N Wales, July 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Rhinogs, N Wales, July 2010
Rhinogs, N Wales, July 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, late April-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 1974

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 July to 30 July

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, yellow, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5