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Helotropha leucostigma (Hübner, [1808])

Subspecies:
     Helotropha leucostigma leucostigma (Hübner, [1808])
     Helotropha leucostigma scotica (Cockayne, 1944)

Crescent
73.1190 (B&F: 2368)
Previously:Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)

Synonym(s):
Helotropha lunina (Haworth, 1809)


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

Resident. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of damp habitats, but it is occasionally fairly common amongst coastal reed-beds. Colonies are well distributed within a few miles of the seashore between Eastbourne and Camber but are much less so elsewhere; in danger of extinction in West Sussex, and in decline throughout. Single-brooded, flyinf mainly from mid July to early September, occasionally from the second week of July or to mid October. Larvae feed inside the stems of wild yellow iris (yellow flag). (Pratt, 2011)

Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Bracklesham, 14 vii 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea, 26 viii 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea, 26 viii 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Celaena leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Littlehampton, 05 viii 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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