Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09797 Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2352 (ABH73.120)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), False Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), grasses, cereal crops
Flying: One generation, late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Grassland, fens, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Viper's Bugloss Hadena irregularis

Larva Type:
Green, blue, white, yellow, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: