Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09565 Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2267 (ABH73.186)


General Information

Although the ground colour is quite variable, this species can be readily identified by the diagnostic diagonal dash near the leading edge of the forewing.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): buttercups (Ranunculus spp.), clovers (Trifolium spp.), chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), herbaceous plants, broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, September-early November
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola
Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa

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