Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2347 (ABH73.149) Concolorous Photedes extrema (=Chortodes), (Hübner, [1809])

KR09874

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Concolorous
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone


General Information

Pupates in the leaves at the base of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Purple Small-reed (Calamagrostis canescens), Wood Small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos)
Flying: One generation, mid May-mid July
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

The drier parts of fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 16 (5.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 May to 24 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mere Wainscot Photedes fluxa (=Chortodes)

Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, brown, purple, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5