Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.111 [B&F: 2097] Purple Cloud (Actinotia polyodon) (Clerck, 1759)


Rare immigrant from northern Europe, appearing in south-eastern England. In Hampshire there is a single ancient record of one found in a spiderĘs web at Ashford, some time before 1855. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 31-36 mm. Could conceivably be confused with Latin Callopistria juventina. Larva feeds on flowers, stems and leaves of St John's-wort, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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