Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Xyleninae » Hoplodrina ambigua ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.099 (BF2384)
Wingspan 32-34 mm. A very well-marked moth with distinctive kidney and oval markings. The larva feed on various low-growing plants, including docks and Dandelion. The adult flies in two generations between May and October, and it is found in grassland, heathland, waste ground and gardens. Common and widespread.


Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua

Caught in moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 26th August 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman.