Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.193 [B&F: 2270] Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (Haworth, 1809)

 

Notes: Common in a wide range of habitats, including grassland, parks, downland and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight one of the commonest autumn species on downland and grassy heaths, but also found less frequently in deciduous woodland. Wingspan 32-37 mm. Variable in colour and extent of markings, but the pattern of clearly defined whitish veins and subterminal line of black dots makes this an easily recognised noctuid. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot, Annual Meadow-grass and Yorkshire-fog.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 639
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.3851121
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1732
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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