Noctuidae: Hadeninae

2183 (ABH73.243) Blossom Underwing Orthosia miniosa, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10041

Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Old Weston, March 2012
Old Weston, March 2012
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Hemingford Grey, 29th March 2017, male (125w MV trap).
Hemingford Grey, 29th March 2017, male (125w MV trap).
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, early March-late April
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Local

Habitat

Mature oak woodland and old hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 March to 22 April

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 22 May

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, blue, yellow, red, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5