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Heliothis nubigera

Heliothis nubigera
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-28 8:51
Viewed: 3178
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Heliothis nubigera(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) / Eastern Bordered Straw / Bleke daguil / la Nubigère.

Wingspan c.40 mm.

This rare immigrant was unknown in Britain until 1958 when three appeared in late May as part of a larger influx into Europe. Thereafter, singles were recorded in 1992 and 1999.

In May/June 2006 there was an unprecedented influx which more than doubled the number of previous records. Some of these undoubtedly laid eggs resulting in fresh, locally bred individuals appearing in some parts.

The species occurs abroad in Europe eastwards as well as the Canary Islands and feeds on a range of cultivated and wild plants.



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