Main: (Noctuidae / Plusiinae)
73.002 [B&F: 2449] Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in a wide range of habitats, including river-banks, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, but rare in Scotland; far less numerous and less widely distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight than Spectacle A. tripartita. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Similar to A. tripartita, but ground-colour is brownish black, base of forewing is dull straw or reddish brown and cross-lines are edged with reddish brown (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle and Hop, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.03689356
 
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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