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Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)

Small Square-spot
73.3340 (B&F: 2123)


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

A resident species often fairly common to common and occasionally very common along the coast, but less frequent in most places inland. Distinctly episodic in high numbers everywhere, probably generally distributed. Double brooded, flying mainly from mid May to late June and from late August to early October. However, adults have been seen in every week from late April to late October. Larval foodplants have not been recorded in Sussex, but a variety of unidentified herbaceous plants have been mentioned elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Crowborough, 03 vi 2016
Photo: Charles Waters
Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Climping, 29 viii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Climping, 29 viii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Findon Valley, x 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790)
Crowborough, 28 v 2015
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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