Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09417 Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2387 (ABH73.092)


General Information

This species always shows a distinctly large and dark reniform stigma and is fairly broad winged.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), docks (Rumex spp.), goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), teasels (Dipsacus spp.), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Farmland, gardens, grassland, heathland scrub and woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (=alsines)
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda

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