Main: (Noctuidae / Hadeninae)
73.304 [B&F: 2208] Cosmopolitan (Leucania loreyi) (Duponchel, 1827)

 

Notes: Fairly common immigrant from northern Europe, appearing in south-western England, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. Has increased over the course of the last fifteen years and continues to extend its range north-eastwards, probably as a result of the increase in temperatures in the region. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight infrequent along the coast, with a scattering of records inland. Wingspan 34-44 mm. There is a diagnostic clear white point in the reniform stigma, mid way along the dark streak which runs from base of wing three-quarters of the way to the termen. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.05995204
                       
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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