Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09476 Marsh Moth Athetis pallustris, (Hübner, [1808])

BF2392 (ABH73.103)


General Information

This species now only occurs coastally in Lincolnshire, but was previous found at various fenland sites in Cambridgeshire.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male comes to light occasionally. Female not.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: M 15-16mm F 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Flying: One generation, late May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Fens and marshy fields, apparently favouring the drier more sparse areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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

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