Noctuidae: Acontiinae

09097 Spotted Sulphur Acontia trabealis (=Emmelia), (Scopoli, 1763)

BF2414 (ABH73.029)

Cherven, western Rhodopi mtns., 18th June 2010
Cherven, western Rhodopi mtns., 18th June 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cherven, western Rhodopi mtns., 18th June 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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General Information

Pupates amongst grass stems.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 10-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Extinct

Habitat

Sandy heaths, fallow fields and other disturbed land.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (0.3%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 17 July


Extinct
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
Brown, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4