The Moths of Suffolk
2380 Treble Lines, Charanyca trigrammica, (Hufnagel, 1766)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Grassland, heathland, fens, open woodland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early July

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Broadly distributed, but rarely in considerable numbers. Sometimes common in Bentley Woods; local about Ipswich and Hemley; rarely seen in High Suffolk, e.g. in Monks Soham garden ; Gorleston cliff, sometimes at light. The form bilinea, Hub., has been especially noticed in Combs Wood (C) and about Bury (Skepper).

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 33-40mm


Confusion species
    AdultDouble Line, Mythimna turca

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Ipswich (29.v.2003) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford (26.v.2001) © L Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
Found amongst leaf litter - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2011) © Neil Sherman
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Ab. semifuscans - Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener