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Eremobia ochroleuca

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The Dusky Sallow (Eremobia ochroleuca) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Central and Southern Europe and the Middle East.

Technical description and variation

E. ochroleuca Esp. (41b). Forewing white, suffused with pale olive brown; lines broadly white, the inner and outer generally coalescing on submedian fold, the outer line denticulate externally; median area often darker brown, somewhat blackish tinged, especially in the male; orbicular stigma pale olive, the reniform white with an ochreous centre: submarginal line whitish, indented on each fold and there preceded by some dark brown scaling; a row of dark marginal lunules; fringe ochreous with two outer rows of dark lunules; hindwing ochreous dusted with luteous grey; a dark cell spot and outer line followed by a pale space before the broad fuscous marginal border; fringe white. — Larva pale green; lines whitish; lateral line broadly white, its lower edge blackish; spiracles black: head pale brown; the tubercles blackish. [1] The wingspan is 34–37 mm.

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1, 1a larvae after final moult

Biology

The larvae feed on various grasses, primarily Dactylis glomerata. first on the leaves, later devouring the seeds.

References

  1. ^ Warren. W. in Seitz, A. Ed., 1914 Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 3: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen eulenartigen Nachtfalter, 1914Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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Eremobia ochroleuca: Brief Summary

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The Dusky Sallow (Eremobia ochroleuca) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Central and Southern Europe and the Middle East.

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