|Home > Species list >||Moths of Northamptonshire & The Soke of Peterborough||Key to Text|
|Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata|
Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.
Primary Habitat: Grassland.
Flight Period: Double brooded in May and June and again in August and September.
Observations: Records from the Fineshade woodland Rothamsted light trap running for seven years in the 1990s show eight moths recorded with an overall flight period from 26 May to 2 September. The second brood moths are often common amongst the St Johns-wort at Barford Meadows in August. They are easily put up in hot weather flying a short distance before resting. Prior to 1955, records for the Lesser Treble-bar (A. efformata), which seems to be marginally the more common of the two, were included under this species.
Confusion Species: Lesser Treble-bar
L.O.N.: 1907. Farming Woods, Sywell, Yardley Chase, Ashton. Easily disturbed in daytime. Visits Teazel.
First Record: 1881, Porritt.