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Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)

Subspecies:
     Lithophane ornitopus ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
     Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis (Dadd, 1911)

Grey Shoulder-knot
73.2020 (B&F: 2237)


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

Resident. Occurs sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Very local and irregular in numbers. Well distributed apart from the downs and coast between Worthing and Norman’s Bay. Single-brooded, flying mainly from third week of September to third week of November, and after hibernation from second week February to early May. Larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 14 ii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Newhaven, 15 ii 2017
Photo: Steven Teale
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Etchingham, 10 i 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 11 iii 2018
Photo: Bill Welch
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766)
Battle, 12 iv 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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