Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Hadena bicruris

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2173 / 73.281

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 but is more widespread and marginally more frequent than the Campion2166, which it resembles. It occurs on all soil types, most frequently on chalky soils, but also on sandy soil where its foodplant is likely to be red campion (Silene dioica). The moth is double-brooded in the county, the generations overlapping, and the peak... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July 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
23/09/201919ST72 Stour Provost
12/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
31/08/201919SY49 Bridport
21/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
21/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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