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Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2450 / 73.001
Photo © Richard Stace,  18/05/2020 - Rushmere St Andrew

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Dark Spectacle
Abrostola triplasia
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One or two generations. May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Nettle.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Morley's Final Catalogue: Somewhat frequent with us. Recently noted about Bentley Wood, at light (Mly); common at Martlesham (D), Hemley and Waldringfield (Wlr); Waldringfield (James); Southwold (Ctw); and Tuddenham (Sparke). Abundant at Sibton (Hawley).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Double-brooded. Has been noted from April till October in Suffolk. Regular at light in small numbers. Seen at dusk feeding at flowers in gardens. Larvae have been found on Nettles a few times in the county.

Identification: Similar to Dark spectacle. That species is darker in colour and has the basal area close to the thorax straw or reddish brown in colour.

Habitat: Many habitats with nettles including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
02/07/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
30/06/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
29/06/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
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