Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Angle-striped Sallow
Enargia paleacea
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Dun-bar
Cosmia trapezina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2318 / 73.216

Morley's Final Catalogue: The commonest Noctuid. Found in Suffolk by W. C. Hewitson before 1831 (Stephens iii, 325); in literal hundreds on sugar at Bentley, and extending thence to Ashby and Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Emerging earlier in Suffolk, in June. Larvae commonly recorded in late spring and early summer by beating various trees and shrubs. These larvae are known to be carnivorous, eating other larvae as well as foliage.

Identification: Angle-striped sallow is the only similar species, but this has angled cross lines.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parks, gardens and many other habitats.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
06/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
27/08/2023326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
25/08/2023525TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
24/08/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
     
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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