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Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)

Mouse Moth
73.0640 (B&F: 2299)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Amphipyrinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini

A resident species in decline, often occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, and sometimes common on the vegetated shingle beach at Rye. Well distributed but less numerous everywhere during the new millenium. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to late October. Larvae feed on sallow, hawthorn, garden Eschsoltzia, marigold and dock. (Pratt, 2011)

Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 01 viii 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 29 viii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)
Battle, 31 viii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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