Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09658 Pale Pinion Lithophane socia (=hepatica), (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2236 (ABH73.201)

Christophstal, April 2015
Christophstal, April 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, April 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards

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General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Apple (Malus domestica), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, October-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and parkland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-Württemberg.

Last recorded in April 2015

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 10 April to 10 April



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, blue, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5