Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09571 Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta, (Hübner, [1809])

BF2264 (ABH73.190)

Christophstal, October 2012
Christophstal, October 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, October 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell

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General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), poplars (Populus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), sallows (Salix spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, September-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered


Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in October 2012

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 02 October to 22 October

Similar Species
Christophstal, October 2014
Christophstal, October 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brick Agrochola circellaris

Larva Type:
Brown, red, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: