73.109 Thalpophila matura (Straw Underwing)
fw: 17-20mm (Waring & Townsend), ws 38-46mm (MBGBI10); Jul-Aug; grasses (Poaceae); common in S.England and Wales, local in N.England and Scotland.
ID: Antenna serrate-fasciculate in male, finely ciliate in female. Forewing ground colour varies from ochreous to dark fuscous; pale antemedian line edged black distally, pale postmedian line edged black proximally; oval and kidney marks with a pale perimeter and narrowly edged black, dart mark narrowly edged black; pale subterminal line dentate and with black streaks or wedges extending proximally from it Hindwing pale straw-yellow with a fuscous terminal border.
§1 Foulness, Essex; 10/08/2008; female; fw 20.0mm
§2 Foulness, Essex; 09/08/2009; male; fw 18.0mm
§3 Foulness, Essex; 08/08/2010; male; fw 17.0mm
§4 Foulness, Essex; 14/08/2011; male
§5 Westcliff-on-sea, Essex; 16/08/2014; male
§6 Foulness, Essex; 17/08/2014; male; fw 18.7mm
§7 Foulness, Essex; 17/08/2014; male
§8 Foulness, Essex; 17/08/2014; male
§9 Foulness, Essex; 31/08/2014; female; fw 20.0mm
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§10 Foulness, Essex; 26/08/2017; male; fw 17.2mm
§11 Foulness, Essex; 31/07/2020; female; fw 19.0mm
Page published 10/05/2015 (§1-9) | §10 added 23/11/2017 | §11 added 03/02/2021