Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pale Mottled Willow
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Porter's Rustic
Athetis hospes

(Freyer, 1831) 2392a / 73.104
=Proxenus hospes

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the country in Morley's time. First UK record was in 1978.

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce immigrant. First noted in the county in 2004, at Purdis Farm, Ipswich (N. Sherman). A run of coastal records from that year up until 2009, then went unrecorded until 2016. Since then it has been almost annual in Suffolk.

Life history: Double-brooded. Most Suffolk records have been of the second generation.

Identification: A very plain, nondescript noctuid. A faint reddish streak may be visible on some moths. The slightly similar Pale mottled willow has black spots along the costa.

Habitat: Mainly coastal sites but has been noted inland on a handful of occasions.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/10/2022+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
07/09/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
14/09/2021125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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