Noctuidae: Psaphidinae

2243 (ABH73.069) Early Grey Xylocampa areola, (Esper, 1789)

KR09676

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
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, April 2013
Hemingford Grey, April 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 8th April 2015. Light trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 8th April 2015. Light trap. Male.
 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.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)
Flying: One generation, February-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 82 (30.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 February to 14 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 June to 05 June

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Shears Hada plebeja (=nana)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5