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Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)

Wikipedia Abstract

The small angle shades (Euplexia lucipara) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout the Palearctic. As the common name suggests, this species is closely related to the angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa), and is considerably smaller (wingspan 30–35 mm), but does not especially resemble that species. The forewings are dark brown with a broad, pale subterminal band, wider and paler towards the costa. The hindwings are whitish at the base, graduating to brown at the margins. In the British Isles this species flies at night in June and July, with a second generation sometimes emerging in September. It is attracted to light and sugar.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, 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
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[1]
Calystegia sepium (devil's guts)[2]
Cornus sanguinea (bloodtwig dogwood)[2]
Delphinium grandiflorum (Siberian larkspur)[2]
Digitalis purpurea (purple foxglove)[1]
Dryopteris filix-mas (male fern)[1]
Hedera helix (Algerian ivy)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[3]
Lysimachia vulgaris (garden yellow loosestrife)[2]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[2]
Ribes uva-crispa (European gooseberry)[2]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[2]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[2]
Viburnum opulus (European cranberrybush)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)3
Acasis viretata3
Acronicta auricoma (Scarce Dagger)4
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)3
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)3
Antitype chi (Grey Chi)3
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)3
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)4
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue Butterfly)5
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)3
Erithacus rubecula (European Robin)3
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)3
Euproctis similis3
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)3
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)3
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)5
Lithophane hepatica4
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)3
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)7
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)4
Naenia typica (Gothic)3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)4
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)3
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)3
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)3
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)4
Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly)4
Polymixis flavicincta (Large Ranunculus)3
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)3
Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine Moth)3
Turdus iliacus (Redwing)3
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)3
Turdus philomelos (Song Thrush)3
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)4
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)3
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)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
3Jorrit 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.
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