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Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)

Lychnis
73.2810 (B&F: 2173)

Synonym(s):
Hadena capsincola sensu auctt. nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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

A resident species in decline, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Sometimes fairly common on the Downs and along parts of the coast. Widespread but local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Double-brooded, flying mainly in two overlapping emergences between mid-May and late August. Larvae feed on the seeds of a range of Lychnis spp., ragged robin and campion. (Pratt, 2011)

Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Ringmer, 19 v 2018
Photo: John Luck
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Beachy Head, 22 vii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Beachy Head, 18 vii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Beachy Head, 22 vii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Friston Forest, 17 vi 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 24 v 2015
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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