Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Campion
Sideridis rivularis
Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa
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Lychnis
Hadena bicruris

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2173 / 73.281

Morley's Final Catalogue: Perhaps frequent enough, but records are sparse, and it is uncommon about Ipswich. Gorleston (D, Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Double-brooded. The second brood is larger than the first brood. Commonly seen at light in small numbers and also at dusk feeding at Campion flowers. Larvae are regularly found in Suffolk by checking seed heads of Campions, which if occupied by them have a small hole in the side from which frass is ejected. Once larger, they can be found just after dusk feeding on the seeds with just the head end in the capsule.

Identification: The similar Campion is purple tinged and has the kidney mark and oval spot joined - these are separate on Lychnis. Tawny shears is smaller and normally paler.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, gardens, road verges.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
04/09/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
26/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Red, White and Sea Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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