Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Sideridis rivularis

(Fabricius, 1775) 2166 / 73.276
=Hadena rivularis

Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of various campions (Silene spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density. It is perhaps most frequent on the coast where it is associated with sea campion (Silene uniflora) and the very local nottingham catchfly (Silene nutans), also inland on chalky soils where white campion (Silene latifolia) and bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) grow. The moth is virtually... Read More

Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Red, White and Sea Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/201919SY98 Wareham
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
15/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
06/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
28/05/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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