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Dusky Sallow
Eremobia ochroleuca

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

An uncommon resident, mainly in the south and east.

A species of grass and grasslands, especially on calcareous soils. Colonises woodland rides and embankments.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults can be seen during the day on flowers, comes readily to light and to sugar later.

Recorded in 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Crescent | Frosted Orange >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022 to 04/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
27/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
27/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
24/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
18/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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