Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09706 Grey Chi Antitype chi, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2254 (ABH73.228)

Christophstal, August 2013
Christophstal, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered


Moorland and grassy hillsides.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in September 2016

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 15 August to 03 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 27 June to 27 June

Larva Type:
Green, white, blue, pink, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: