Noctuidae : Heliothinae
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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera
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Bordered Straw
Heliothis peltigera

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2403 / 73.074

Recent Suffolk status: Immigrant. Occurring in most years, occasionally in large numbers as in 2022.

Identification: Similar in appearance to the more commonly-occurring Scarce Bordered Straw but has a 'cleaner' and plainer appearance.

Life history: Only occurs as an immigrant species which is unable to survive our winters. In exceptional migrant years, larvae can sometimes be found on plants such as Marigolds.

Recorded in 37 (64%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
11/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/09/2023225TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
27/10/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
26/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Restharrow
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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