Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Brown-spot Pinion
Anchoscelis litura
Lunar Underwing
Anchoscelis lunosa
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Beaded Chestnut
Agrochola lychnidis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2267 / 73.186

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Habitats: This species can be found in throughout the county in almost any habitat and may be attracted to light in numbers.

Identification: It is very variable in appearance with several named forms; care should be taken as some forms superficially resemble forms of Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) however the slimmer oval and kidney marks should help identification.

Life history: The larvae feed on many different herbaceous plants.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/11/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/11/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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