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Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)

Dot Moth
73.2700 (B&F: 2155)


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

Resident, often common and occasionally very common at mv light in gardens along parts of the coast, being less frequent inland. Probably generally distributed in large areas, with high numbers being local. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid June to late August. Larve feed on geranium, sunflower, currant, raspberry, lilac, phlox, dock, stinging nettle, flowering currant, golden rod, plantain, bindweed, knotgrass, broom, creeping thistle, buddleja, and great mullein. (Pratt, 2011)

Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Steyning, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Olly Ellis
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Ripe, 15 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Peacehaven, 8 vii 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Bracklesham, 14 ix 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)
Henfield, 2 x 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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