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Lithophane socia (Hufnagel, 1766)

Pale Pinion
73.2010 (B&F: 2236)
Previously:Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)

Synonym(s):
Lithophane hepatica sensu auctt. nec (Clerck, 1759)


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

Resident. Occurs sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, deciduous woods in the north being favoured. Well distributed. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid September to early November and again after hibernation from late February to late May. Larvae feed on oak and sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 14 iii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 28 iii 2018
Photo: Bill Welch
Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Herstmonceux, 20 iv 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 09 iii 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Little Bognor, 14 iv 2009
Photo: Rob Eadie
Lithophane hepatica (Clerck, 1759)
Findon Valley, 3 vii 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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