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Paracolax tristalis (Fabricius, 1794)

Clay Fan-foot
72.0510 (B&F: 2494)

Paracolax derivalis (Hübner, 1796)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Herminiinae
        »Tribe: Lithosiini


A nationally notable "A" species in the Red Data Book. Resident and normally occurring singly or sparingly at mv light, it is sometimes fairly common and even common in oak woods and sweet chestnut coppice in the far east. Very local and irregular in numbers and in decline. Well distributed in the extreme north-west and probably generally so in the far east but intervening colonies are few. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August. Larvae feed on dead oak leaves. (Pratt, 2011)

Paracolax tristalis (Fabricius, 1794)
Brede High Woods , 04 vii 2014
Photo: Crystal Ray
Paracolax tristalis (Fabricius, 1794)
Views Wood, Uckfield, 01 vii 2011
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Paracolax tristalis (Fabricius, 1794)
Kingsham, vii 2008
Photo: Sarah Patton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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