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Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

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73.0330 (B&F: 2020)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Dilobinae
    »Tribe: Acontiini

Status and ecology:

Resident. Normally occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in woods; rare along treeless parts of the coast. Very local, very irregular in high numbers, and currently completely missing from large areas. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early October to mid November, occasionally from the third of September or to third week of November. Larvae feed on sloe, cherry laurel, hawthorn, apple, and plum. (Pratt, 2011)

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Findon Valley Worthing, 04 x 2012 Photo: Mike Snelling

Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

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