Main: (Noctuidae / Amphipyrinae)
73.064 [B&F: 2299] Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis) (Clerck, 1759)

 

Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, woodland, sand-dunes, moorland and fens throughout the British Isles, more commonly recorded at sugar than at light and recent apparent declines may reflect this, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. There are usually three small dots on the forewing, and the moth is likened to a mouse in coloration and in the way it scampers into cover when exposed. Larva feeds on a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs, over-wintering as an egg.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
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Larval

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 115
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.13413894
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 334
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 2
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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