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Brachylomia viminalis (Minor Shoulder-knot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The minor shoulder-knot (Brachylomia viminalis) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe then East across the Palearctic to Siberia and Japan. It also occurs in Turkey. This is a fairly small species with a wingspan of 29–34 mm. It usually has pale grey forewings with darker markings towards the base, including the prominent black mark at the root of the wing which gives the species its common name. However this is a variable species and darker forms exist, including examples of industrial melanism which are prevalent in some towns and cities. The characteristic basal markings are not usually apparent on such individuals. The hindwings are pale or dark grey. The species flies at night in July and August and is attracted to light and sugar, as well as various
View Wikipedia Record: Brachylomia viminalis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Caenlochan 12860 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Kennet Valley Alderwoods 140 England, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Tweed 9380 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows 3912 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Salix aurita (eared willow)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[2]
Salix viminalis (basket willow)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acalyptus carpini4
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)3
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)3
Acronicta leporina (miller)4
Acronicta megacephala (Poplar Grey)4
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)3
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)3
Agonopterix conterminella4
Amphipyra pyramidea3
Apatura iris (Purple Emperor Butterfly)4
Argyresthia pygmaeella3
Bactericera curvatinervis3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)3
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)3
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)3
Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave Moth)5
Cacopsylla ambigua4
Cacopsylla brunneipennis3
Cacopsylla moscovita3
Caloptilia stigmatella4
Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)6
Clostera curtula (Chocolate-tip)5
Clostera pigra (Small Chocolate-tip)5
Coleophora albidella3
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)4
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)3
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)3
Cryptorhynchus lapathi5
Cyclophora pendularia (Dingy Mocha)3
Dorytomus melanophthalmus4
Dorytomus salicis3
Dorytomus taeniatus4
Earias clorana (Cream-bordered Green Pea)4
Edwardsiana salicicola3
Egle ciliata3
Ellescus bipunctatus4
Epinotia cruciana3
Epione repandaria (Bordered Beauty)3
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)5
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)3
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)3
Eupithecia tenuiata (Slender Pug)3
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)3
Furcula bifida3
Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)5
Gelechia sororculella3
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)5
Hydriomena ruberata3
Ipimorpha retusa5
Iteomyia capreae4
Iteomyia major3
Kybos butleri3
Kybos strigilifer3
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)3
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)3
Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk-moth)5
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)3
Leucoma salicis (White Satin Moth)3
Linnavuoriana sexmaculata3
Lobophora halterata (Seraphim)3
Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border Moth)6
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)5
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)4
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)3
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)4
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)6
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)3
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)3
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)3
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)3
Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)4
Orthosia populeti (Lead-coloured Drab)3
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)3
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)4
Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)3
Phyllonorycter salicicolella3
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)3
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)5
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Small Seraphim)3
Pterostoma palpina4
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)5
Rabdophaga salicis4
Rheumaptera undulata4
Saperda carcharias4
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)5
Scathophaga stercoraria (Common Yellow Dung Fly)3
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)5
Sesia bembeciformis (Lunar Hornet Moth)4
Smerinthus ocellata5
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)3
Synanthedon flaviventris3
Synanthedon formicaeformis4
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)3
Xanthia icteritia (Sallow)3
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)3
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)3




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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