Tyta luctuosaNoctuidaeABH 73.031 B&F 2465
A nationally scarce species that used to be widespread in southern and south-west England but is now very local and much declined. Turner (1955) considered it to be very scarce and local, with 19th century records from Blue Anchor, Rock Hill and Aller. Modern records have come irregularly from scattered localities. The species favours hot, well-drained, open, sites. Immigrants or vagrants may account for some records.
Adult Verification Grade: 1