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Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761)

Brown-spot Pinion
73.1870 (B&F: 2266)


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

A resident species occurring singly in the east in a wide range of habitats; occasionally sparingly on heathland. Common to fairly common in the west. Distinctly episodic in appearance and thinly distributed. A single brooded species flying mainly from mid September to late October. The larvae food on bramble, rose, sallow and unspecified grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761)
Findon Valley, 12 x 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761)
Ashcombe, Lewes, 26 ix 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761)
Findon Valley, 1 xi 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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