73.120 Eremobia ochroleuca (Dusky Sallow)
ws: 34-37mm (MBGBI10), fw: 14-16mm (Waring & Townsend); Jul-Sep; grasses (Poaceae); common in most of England north to Yorkshire, local in SW.England and S.Wales.
ID: Antenna: male - strongly fasciculate, female - finely ciliate. Forewing variegated brown and straw; median fascia with costal and dorsal dark fuscous patches separated by a near joining of the pale antemedian and postmedian lines, the costal fuscus patch obscures the oval stigma, the postemedian line curves around an obscured pale kidney mark; olive brown subbasal and subterminal fasciae; obscure pale subterminal line; terminal fringes chequered; hindwing grey with broad darker terminal border and weakly chequered fringe. Varies little and no similar species.
§1 Foulness, Essex; 29/07/2006
§2 Foulness, Essex; 22/07/2007
§3 Foulness, Essex; 22/07/2007; male; fw 15.7mm
§4 Westcliff-on-sea, Essex; 10/08/2013; female; fw 15.1mm
§5 Pound Wood, Essex; 22/07/2020; male; fw 12.6mm!
All images © Chris Lewis
Larva: Portland, Dorset; 25/06/2015
Page published 25/02/2016 (§1-4) | Larva added 02/03/2016 | §5 added 01/02/2021