Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09449 Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines), (Goeze, 1781)

BF2381 (ABH73.096)


General Information

In general, this species is more yellowish-brown, with well-defined cross-lines and reniform stigma, and less 'glossy' in appearance than the very similar 'Rustic'. It is necessary to refer to the genitalia for confirmation.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), dead-nettles (Lamium spp.), Primrose (Primula vulgaris), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, mid June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, open meadows and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
Marsh Moth Athetis pallustris

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