Main: (Noctuidae / Aediinae)
73.0301 [B&F: 2464b] Druid (Aedia funesta) (Esper, [1786])

 

Occurs through central and southern Europe to the Balkans and southern Russia, and in Asia Minor to Iran. In Britain it was first recorded in Kingsdown, Kent on 13/6/2014, since which there have been annual arrivals in 2015 (3), 2016 (3) & 2017 (4), two of which were in Hampshire, in 2015 and 2016.

Wingspan 34-40 mm. Distinguished from the superficially similar Alchymist Catephria alchymista by its generally smaller size, browner forewing tone and whitish patch in the discal area of the forewing, and from the closely related Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas by the presence of a white costal crescent.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Totland (SZ38)22-Jul-2016oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Totland (SZ38)22-Jul-2016oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Afton Marsh (SZ38)01-Jul-2017oneClarke, JHAdult
Totland (SZ38)01-Jul-2018oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)01-Jul-2019oneHalsey, James Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)02-Jul-2015oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)21-Jul-2016oneJohnson, Andy Adult

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