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Double Lobed
Lateroligia ophiogramma (Esper, 1793)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2336 / 73.168
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2016

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Not very rare, often mixed with the next kind. Ipswich (Ml), not uncommon at shop lights (Mly, Pyett, Baylis: teste Bloomfield); Needham district (H. Lingwood); Aldeburgh (Wrt); Beccles (Crf); and recently at Gorleston (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, mainly in wetland habitats.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: The patterning on this species makes it unmistakeable.

Habitat: Fens, reedbeds, carr woodland, marshland and gardens.

Recorded in 42 (72%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
11/08/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
11/08/2023126TL88Thetford
01/08/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
27/07/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
27/07/2023126TL96Thurston/Elmswell
27/07/2023325TM46Minsmere/Leiston
23/07/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
23/07/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/07/2023125TM15Helmingham/Claydon
23/07/2023125TM46Minsmere/Leiston
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