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Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Antler Moth
73.2540 (B&F: 2176)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Hadeninae
        »Tribe: Tholerini

A resident species generally in decline and currently disappearing from the far west, usually occurring singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats. Sometimes fairly common to very common on parts of the Downs and amongst wetlands. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to early September. Larval foodplant in the region not determined, but elsewhere feeds on a variety of grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 13 vii 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods Mill SWT Reserve, 26 vii 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Possingworth Park, 03 viii 2013
Photo: Crystal Ray
Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 1 viii 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford Head, 12 viii 2005
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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