Noctuidae : Xyleninae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Anthony Speca,  24/06/2023 - Bungay

Immature stages

Upload a Photo
Similar Suffolk Species: None
Bird's Wing
Dypterygia scabriuscula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2301 / 73.105

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed, but not often frequent. Copdock, Bentley Woods, occasionally on Ipswich palings, Martlesham, rarely abundant at Waldringfield sugar; quite scarce or absent in High Suffolk; Burgh Castle (D), Gorleston (Mr). Tuddenham in 1891 (Christy); Mildenhall, abundant on sugar in June 1933 (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Brecks and Sandlings, scarcer on the clay soils of mid-Suffolk

Life history: Single-brooded. Flies into September in Suffolk. Larvae have been found in the county a few times in late summer, under sheets placed under moth traps run overnight and also once as a prey item for a solitary wasp.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, heathland, scrub, parkland.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Porter's Rustic | Orache Moth >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
30/06/2024425TM14 - Ipswich
29/06/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Bird's Wing
We need your records!
Do you have records of Bird's Wing?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
Click Map for Details

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Docks, Sorrel, Knotgras
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy