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Actebia praecox (Linnaeus, 1758)

Portland Moth
73.3080 (B&F: 2099)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Noctuinae
    »Tribe: Noctuini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

A temporary resident and suspected immigrant species occurring singly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, though it only breeds on vegetated shingle beaches. Single brooded, it flies from late July to early September. Larval foodplants have not been determined in Sussex, but elsewhere tree-lupin, creeping willow and other sand dune loving plants have been listed. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ditchling, 2 ix 2005 Photo: Simon Davey

Actebia praecox (Linnaeus, 1758)

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