Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Photo © Rhianna Wren,  01/06/2023 - Lowestoft

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Small Ranunculus
Hecatera dysodea
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Broad-barred White
Hecatera bicolorata

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2164 / 73.279

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant at Sudbury in 1836 (dysodea: Ent. Mag. iv, 233); and throughout the entire County, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston (D) and Brandon (Mly); especially common on palings in Felixstow during July 1923, and at light in Tuddenham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Sandlings and Breck with scattered colonies elsewhere.

Life history: Single-brooded. Records through till September, perhaps suggesting a second brood. Seen at light in small numbers. Larvae have been found occasionally in Suffolk in the summer feeding on the flower and seedheads of various hawkweeds and hawks-beards in the daytime.

Identification: Small ranunculus lacks the black band across the wing.

Habitat: Grassland, coastal sites, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1836.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
01/09/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
28/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
24/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
22/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Hawkweeds, hawk's-beards, sow thistles, others
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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