Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09503 Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2305 (ABH73.114)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), Male-fern (Dryopteris filix-mas), Ivy (Hedera helix), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), nettles (Urtica spp.), mallows (Malva spp.), currants (Ribes spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), ferns, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Gardens, heathland, fens, woodland, grassland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, brown, purple, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: