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Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

White-marked
73.3370 (B&F: 2140)


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

A resident species generally occuring singly at mv light in woodland rides and clearings in the north of the west of the county, although it is sometimes fairly common in the Petworth area. It has been presumed extinct in the east of the county since the 1930's. Very local and episodic in any numbers. Single-brooded flying mainly from late March to late April. The larval foodplant has yet to be discovered in the wild in this country, although the adults are associated with mature oak in this county. (Pratt, 2011)

Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Rusper, 28 iv 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley
Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Sharpthorne, 11 iv 2005
Photo: Simon Davey
Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 06 iv 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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