Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09725 Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2252 (ABH73.237)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 17-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Daisy (Bellis perennis), Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), mints (Mentha spp.), delphineums (Delphineum spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Suburban habitats, wasteground and coastal cliffs.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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Dobarsko, Rila Mtns. 21st July 2012. Light trap.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns. 21st July 2012. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow, black, brown, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs: