Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.281 [B&F: 2173] Lychnis (Hadena bicruris) (Hufnagel, 1766)

 

Notes: Common in gardens, farmland, hedgerows and woodland, and on roadside verges and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles; widespread and reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-40 mm. The main confusion species is Campion H. rivularis, which often has a purple hue when freshly emerged; on Lychnis the upper stigmata are usually clearly apart dorsally, and subterminal line joins dorsum at an angle of about 45°, clearly inclined to and almost parallel with termen (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on seeds of White Campion, Red Campion and Sweet-William, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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