Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Mark Marshall,  30th July, 2011 - Cholsey, Oxfordshire

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Straw Underwing
Thalpophila matura

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2303 / 73.109

A fairly common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of open habitats including parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults come to light and to sugar.

Note if in doubt check the hindwing colour.

Recorded in 82 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
19/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
18/09/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
16/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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