Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Straw Underwing
Thalpophila matura

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2303 / 73.109

General comments:
Widespread and common.

This is a familiar species of the late-summer period in most light traps across the county. Larvae feed exposed on grass stems at night and can be easily found in nocturnal sweep-net samples collected in April.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2023120SP91 - Tring
16/09/2023121TQ08 - Uxbridge
16/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
14/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
13/09/2023121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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