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Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)

Old Lady
73.1070 (B&F: 2300)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Dypterygiini

A resident species, normally occurring singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats but sometimes fairly common to common on sugar in woods. Only occasionally seen at mv or actinic light. Very local and irregular in numbers, widespread and probably under-recorded. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to mid-September. Larvae feed on ivy. (Pratt, 2011)

Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 08 viii 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 24 ix 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 20 vii 2019
Photo: Paula Blake
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
, 21 viii 2006
Photo: Ralph Hobbs
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 22 viii 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 19 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
On rotting fruit
Edburton, 18 viii 2014
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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