Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Dusky Sallow
Eremobia ochroleuca

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2352 / 73.120

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Unmistakable moth.
Grassland, fens, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Comes to light at night, and can often be seen by day at rest or actively feeding in hot weather on flowers (especially Knapweeds)

The only likely confusion species is the extinct moth Viper's Bugloss.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/08/2023227TG33Ridlington
23/08/2023128TF82West Raynham
22/08/2023+28TF94Wells
19/08/2023128TF74Holme NNR
19/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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