Scarce Bordered Straw - Helicoverpa armigera
Wingspan 30-40 mm. A lightly marked reddish-brown species.
Mainly seen on the coast, but occasionally inland
Occurring most often in the autumn months.
An immigrant species to Britain. Found as a larva from time to time on Tomato plants, Geraniums and other plants brought in from the Mediterranean region, where it can be a pest.
Although mainly found around the southern coasts of England it has now been recorded from most of England and along the south coast of Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as a migrant.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)
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