Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09596 Satellite Eupsilia transversa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2256 (ABH73.210)


General Information

The vernacular name of this species comes from the small 'satellites' either side of the stigma. The stigma vary in colour from white to orange and can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Field Maple (Acer campestre), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Brown, black, white, red, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: