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Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758)

Flounced Chestnut
73.1880 (B&F: 2265)

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

A resident species, this moth usually occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in deciduous woods in the east of the county. Although very local in numbers this moth is rare along treeless parts of the coast and is in danger of extinction in the west. A widespread distribution in the east and south west of the county. This is a single-brooded species, flying mainly from the second week of September to mid November. The larvae feed on oak and elm. (Pratt, 2011)

Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 29 ix 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dove’s Nest, 17 x 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758)
Penberth, Cornwall, 30 ix 2004
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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