Main: (Noctuidae / Noctuinae)
73.330 [B&F: 2102a] Radford's Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura leucogaster) (Freyer, [1831])

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded at Lepe on the mainland in October 2006 and at Ventnor on the Island in September 2008. Wingspan 34-37 mm. Resembles Flame Shoulder O. plecta but the forewings are proportionately longer and paler than in O. plecta with an indistinct line of subterminal spots. O. leucogaster has smaller orbicular and reniform stigmata, straighter and more compact 'flame shoulder' running along the upper edge of the forewing to just beyond the reniform stigma, much purer white and larger hindwings with a whitish fringe. The deeply coloured maroon metathorax contrasts sharply with the silky white hairs which cover the anterior abdominal segments and contrast strongly with the dark red thoracic hairs. The abdomen itself is very pale brown, unlike the darker earth-brown colour of O. plecta (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Ventnor10111/09/2008Adult
Freshwater Cliffs10117/10/2016Adult
Bonchurch10103/10/2016Adult
Lepe11128/10/2006Adult
Totland10110/10/2016Adult
Totland10109/10/2016Adult
Totland10124/10/2016Adult
Totland10102/11/2015Adult
Sandy Point11120/10/2016Adult
Sandy Point11121/10/2016Adult
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