Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09536 Suspected Parastichtis suspecta, (Hübner, [1817])

BF2268 (ABH73.221)


General Information

This species is quite variable and there are a number of forms ranging from quite plain to more variegated examples.

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

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status:


Fens, carr, woodland, heathland, scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis
Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma