Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2348 (ABH73.138) Lyme Grass Longalatedes elymi (=Chortodes), (Treitschke, 1825)

KR09880

Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Long Nanny, Northumberland 23-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Pupates at the base of the food plant.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Lyme-grass (Elymus arenarius)
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Coastal sand-dunes, dune-slacks and saltmarsh.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta (=Mythimna)

Nationally Scarce B

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