Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Brindled Green
Dryobotodes eremita

(Fabricius, 1775) 2248 / 73.225

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant on oaks and sugar in oak-woods, e.g. Bentley and Fritton; Wherstead, Helmingham Pk., Elmham, Covehithe, Sotterly, Gorleston, &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults regularly seen in light traps and on Ivy blossom and Blackberries. Larvae found quite regularly in the late spring on Oak.

Identification: Fairly unmistakeable. Shears flies much earlier in the year.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
23/10/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/10/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
17/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
17/10/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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