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Campion
Sideridis rivularis (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2166 / 73.276
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, July 22nd 2005.

Similar West Midlands Species
Lychnis
Hadena bicruris
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   Red, White and Sea Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon resident across the region.

Found in a wide range of open, grassy places.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults are attracted to light.

Note the Lychnis is the main confusion species. Fresh Campions have a pinkish marbling that the browner Lychnis doesn't. The kidney and oval marks more or less meet whereas on Lychnis they are well separated. On Campion the terminal line is wavy throughout but on Lychnis it smooths out towards the trailing edge.

Recorded in 67 (48%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2022140SJ61 - Wellington/The Weald Moors
23/08/2022139SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
22/08/2022+39SO99 - Tipton/Wolverhampton
13/08/2022+37SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
03/08/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
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