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Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The nutmeg (Anarta trifolii or Hadula trifolii), also known as the clover cutworm, is a moth of the family Noctuidae.It is found in the West Palearctic (West Europe, Tunisia, Iran), Niger and Quebec. In the north of its European range it is a summer migrant, not being able to survive the cold winters. Flight from June to first half of July. Second generation from latter half of July to September. The larvae feed on a wide range of plants (see list below). The species overwinters as pupae.
View Wikipedia Record: Discestra trifolii


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Dawlish Warren 145 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Allium cepa (garden onion)[1]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[2]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[3]
Aurinia saxatilis subsp. saxatilis[1]
Beta maritima (sea beet)[3]
Blitum bonus-henricus (good King Henry)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[2]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[2]
Cannabis sativa (Mary Jane)[3]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[3]
Chenopodium vulvaria (stinking goosefoot)[1]
Glycine max (soybean)[2]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Linum mysorense (common flax)[3]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[2]
Oxybasis rubra var. humilis (red goosefoot)[1]
Polygonum aviculare subsp. aviculare (prostrate knotweed)[1]
Rheum rhaponticum (false rhubarb)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)2
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)2
Axylia putris (Flame)3
Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)3
Cassida nebulosa2
Chaetocnema concinna2
Cnephasia longana2
Eupithecia simpliciata (Plain Pug)3
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)3
Euxoa obelisca (Square-spot Dart)2
Euxoa tritici2
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Idaea sylvestraria (Dotted Border Wave)2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)4
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)2
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)3
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)2
Pegomya hyoscyami (spinach leafminer)2
Pelurga comitata (Dark Spinach)4
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)2
Scopula emutaria2
Trachea atriplicis (Orache Moth)4
Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)2
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)2


Stenopogon sabaudus[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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