Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2248 (ABH73.225) Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR09699

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
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood, Oct. 2007
Monks Wood, Oct. 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 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: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Flying: One generation, August-mid October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 67 (24.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 August to 31 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 May to 11 June

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


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