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Treble Lines
Charanyca trigrammica (Hufnagel, 1766)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2380 / 73.101
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  08/05/2020 - South Croft, Hethersett.

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Common and widespread.
Characteristic three fine cross-lines.
Grassland, heathland, fens, open woodland, scrub and gardens.

Occasionally a couple of aberrations occur, ab. semifuscans with half of the forewing a darker colour, and ab. obscura very dark with cross-lines hard to see.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
30/06/2023128TF92North Elmham
29/06/2023128TF92North Elmham
29/06/2023227TG02Foxley Wood
28/06/2023228TF92North Elmham
28/06/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
Further info: Charanyca trigrammica
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