Noctuidae : Aediinae
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Tyta luctuosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2465 / 73.031

General comments:
Extremely local resident; perhaps declining.

A summary of records is given in the Herts Moth Book (Plant, 2008). The national distribution of this day-flying moth just clips the north-east corner of our area and in this zone the species is established, though rarely numerous. Sadly, as the map shows, it has been lost from many apparently suitable sites and an overall range contraction is evident.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (41%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2023220TL43 - Meesden / Barley
14/06/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
14/06/2023120TL44 - Cumberton Bottom
13/06/2023320TL43 - Meesden / Barley
09/06/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Field Bindweed
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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