White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

White Spot - Ian Hodgson

White Spot – Ian Hodgson

White Spot Hadena albimacula (2172, 73.284) is a Red Data Book species. It is known to breed on at least six sites on the south coast in Dorset, Hampshire and Kent: Dungeness, Hythe Ranges and Samphire Hoe. In recent years it has been recorded regularly around Deal and Sandwich but in low numbers.

Adults can be seen by day on posts and walls of wooden buildings, they fly from dusk and regularly come to light.

The larval foodplant are the seed capsules and seeds of Nottingham Catchfly.


Earliest and latest dates recorded:

East Kent VC 15 West Kent VC 16
Earliest date 30 April 28 June
Latest date 10 October 25 August