Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Abrostola triplasia Linnaeus, 1758
Dark Spectacle

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.002

Just one record in 2010 of a species that may fly from June - September and is rare in the northern half of Scotland. Can be found in a wide range of habitats

The larvae feed upon common nettle Urtica dioica and hop Humulus lupulus. The latter plant is an introduction reported from Barra

Abrostola triplasia
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