Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09566 Brick Agrochola circellaris, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2262 (ABH73.192)


General Information

This is one of several similar, orange-coloured species which emerge during the autumn.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra), Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
Flying: One generation, September-early December
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, scrub, parkland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago (=Xanthia)
Pale-lemon Sallow Cirrhia ocellaris (=Xanthia)
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta

Larva Type:
Brown, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: