Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Euplexia lucipara Linnaeus, 1758
Small Angle Shades

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.114

A scarce species found in June and July. It is distinctive, sitting with wings creased and held horizontally when fully at rest

The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous and woody plants especially Bracken Pteridium aquilinum, Male-fern Dryopteris filix-mas and other ferns

Euplexia lucipara
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