Noctuidae: Heliothinae

2403 (ABH73.074) Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09367

Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Whitelye Monmouthshire, 2003
Whitelye Monmouthshire, 2003
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Restharrow (Ononis repens), Ploughman's-spikenard (Inula conyzae), Scentless Mayweed (Tripleurospermum inodorum), Sticky Groundsel (Senecio viscosus), herbaceous plants
Flying: All year (mostly June-August)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Usually coastal.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 30 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera


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