Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09537 Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon (=Parastichtis), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2314 (ABH73.222)


General Information

This is a dull and nondescript species, as suggested by the vernacular name.


Pupates under loose bark or on the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Wet woodland, fens, heathland and riverbanks.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa

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