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Meganola strigula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Black Arches
74.0010 (B&F: 2075)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Nolidae
      »Subfamily: Nolinae
        »Tribe: Nolini


A resident species listed as Notable A in the Red Data Book. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly in most places but it is sometimes fairly common in our foremost mature oak woods. Distribution is confined to a few deciduous woods in the north-west and to Plashett Wood and the Vert Wood complex in the east. Extremely local and distinctly irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to Late July, occasionally from the second week of June. Larvae feed on oak, although this has yet to be confirmed in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011)

Meganola strigula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wisborough Green, 03 vii 2015
Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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