Noctuidae: Psaphidinae

09320 Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2227 (ABH73.065)


General Information

The adults of this species do not feed.


Pupates deep in soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), elms (Ulmus spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, late October-early December
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland and other wooded areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, blue, white, pink, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: