Noctuidae : Hadeninae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Richard Stace,  08/05/2020 - Rushmere St Andrew IP5 1BD

Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Sideridis rivularis
Tawny Shears
Hadena perplexa
Upload a Photo
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 2024.
Additional Stats

< Small Ranunculus | Varied Coronet >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024326TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
02/07/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
01/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/06/2024326TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
29/06/2024326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Lychnis
We need your records!
Do you have records of Lychnis?
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: 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
 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