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Actebia praecox (Linnaeus, 1758)

Portland Moth
73.3080 (B&F: 2099)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Noctuinae
        »Tribe: Noctuini


A temporary resident and suspected immigrant species occurring singly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, though it only breeds on vegetated shingle beaches. Single brooded, it flies from late July to early September. Larval foodplants have not been determined in Sussex, but elsewhere tree-lupin, creeping willow and other sand dune loving plants have been listed. (Pratt, 2011)

Actebia praecox (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ditchling, 02 ix 2005
Photo: Simon Davey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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