The Moths of Suffolk
2352 Dusky Sallow, Eremobia ochroleuca, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Grassland, fens, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to early September

Larval foodplants : Grasses, on the flowers and seeds

Morley's Final Catalogue : This superb Noctuid is certainly becoming quite scarce. Before 1890 it was known from Ipswich, Glemham Magna, Leiston, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury railway (Wratislaw, Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 221), Tuddenham and one taken at Eye in August 1859 (Tyrer, Ent. Wk. Int. vii, 43). The sole later record is that of a few sitting, like the above C. graminis, on Breck flowers at Freckenham and Holywell in Mildenhall on 10-11 August 1928 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 34-37mm


Confusion species
    AdultViper's Bugloss, Hadena irregularis

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Eye, Suffolk (24.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman
Tattingstone, Suffolk (12.vii.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener