Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2334 (ABH73.158) Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens, (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR09771

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Rustic Shoulder-knot
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, May 2013
Hemingford Grey, May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, May 2013. Under lawn edge. Female.
Hemingford Grey, May 2013. Under lawn edge. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, May 2013. Under lawn edge. Female.
Hemingford Grey, May 2013. Under lawn edge. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species can be recognised by the black 'shoulder-knot' - a streak at the base of the forewing.

 

Pupates on or in the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), grasses, cereal crops
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, woodland, scrub, heathland, fens and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 118 (43.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 March to 01 October

Recorded date range (Pupa): 06 May to 06 May

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5