Noctuidae : Dilobinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Peter Beasley,  Nr Dodford 8/10/23

Similar West Midlands Species
Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis
Upload a Photo
 
Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033

An uncommon resident.

Found in most habitats including gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to light, often sitting on adjacent walls or fences.

Verification Grade Comment: Declining species

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Nut-tree Tussock  |  Alder Moth >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
05/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO42
02/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
01/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

We need your records!
Do you have records of Figure of Eight?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of West Midlands Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership

westmidlandsmoths
   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024
   
Click County for Details...

  Immature   Adult
Show Details | 1990 to 2022 | 2000 to 2022 | Graph Key
© WestMidlandsMoths.co.uk 2024 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy