Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2178 (ABH73.253) Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis, (Poda, 1761)

KR10065

Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
Female, Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Male
Male
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 30th Aug. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Purbeck Hills, Dorset
Purbeck Hills, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 16-22mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, late August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Rough grassland, downland, scrub and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 July to 04 October

Similar Species
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Gothic Naenia typica
Dospat, Bulgaria, July 2008
Dospat, Bulgaria, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bordered Gothic Sideridis reticulata (=Heliophobus)


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