The Moths of Suffolk
2400 Scarce Bordered Straw, Helicoverpa armigera, (Hübner, 1808)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Mainly coastal records

Habitats : Most records from coastal areas

Flight Period : May be recorded at any time of the year, Suffolk records have been from late July to October

Larval foodplants : Various

Morley's Final Catalogue : Pretty nearly extinct, doubtless. Two or three specimens about Brandon by Dr. F. D. Wheeler of Norwich, before 1890. Captured at Needham Market during 1903 by Mr. Henry Lingwood (EMM. xl, 80), and probably in his collection now preserved in Bury Museum.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 38-42mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBordered Straw, Heliothis peltigera
Eastern Bordered Straw, Heliothis nubigera

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Bawdsey (16.x.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (19.ix.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Great Cornard, Suffolk (14.ix.2006) © Stuart Read
 
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Eye, Suffolk (24.ix.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Taken in 125W MV trap at high elevation. - Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Trapped by Bill Last - Harlow, Essex (x.2014) © Neil Sherman
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (25.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman