Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.106 [B&F: 2304] Orache Moth (Trachea atriplicis) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Rare immigrant from the Channel Islands and northern Europe, appearing in southern England. Recorded for the first time in Hampshire (1995) and on the Isle of Wight in 1996, since when there have been over 20 records. Wingspan 44-50 mm. Larva feeds on Orache, Goosefoot and Knotgrass, with no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 7
             
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 6
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)09-Aug-1996-Knill-Jones, Sam Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)04-Jul-2003oneHalsey, James Adult
Totland (SZ38)17-Jul-2004oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Totland (SZ38)24-Jul-2004oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Cranmore (SZ39)24-Jul-2007oneFletcher, Ian Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)26-Jul-2008oneHalsey, James Adult
Totland (SZ38)18-Jul-2009twoKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Totland (SZ38)01-Aug-2009oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)28-Jun-2010oneCooke, Dave Adult
Totland (SZ38)29-Jun-2010oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)30-Jun-2010oneCooke, Dave Adult
Totland (SZ38)10-Jul-2010oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Totland (SZ38)13-Jul-2010oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)19-Jul-2010oneHalsey, James Adult
Totland (SZ38)17-Aug-2012oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
St. Catherine's Lighthouse (SZ47)10-Jul-2015oneCattermole, Paul Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)15-Jul-2017oneHalsey, James Adult
Shanklin (SZ58)19-Jun-2019oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
Shanklin (SZ58)21-Jun-2019oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Christchurch (SZ19)31-Jul-1995oneJeffes, Mike Adult
Linford (SU10)23-Aug-2001onePage, Andy Adult
Lymington (SZ39)04-Aug-2008oneHarmer, ASAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)20-Jul-2010oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Hayling (SZ79)30-Jun-2011oneSpraggs, GSAAdult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)05-Jul-2013oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Parley (SZ09)24-Jun-2017oneBaker, PAdult
Southsea (SZ69)29-Jun-2017oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Northwood (SU43)12-Jul-2002oneBell, RAAdult

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