Noctuidae: Hypeninae

09008 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis, (Scopoli, 1763)

BF2474 (ABH72.002)

Great Staughton, UK, August 2010
Great Staughton, UK, August 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, UK, August 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
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 2016-onwards
Egg, Christophstal, September 2013
Egg, Christophstal, September 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon spun between blades of grass.

Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum), Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), grasses
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Many habitats, damp meadows and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 31 May to 27 September



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