Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2396 (ABH73.091) Rosy Marbled Elaphria venustula, (Hübner, 1790)

KR09396

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates amongst the roots of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 10-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Tormentil (Potentilla erecta), Creeping Cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)
Flying: One generation, late May-mid July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Dry open woodland on acid soil, heathland, grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 02 July

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, black, orange, white, grey, green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5