Dusky Sallow

Eremobia ochroleauca

PhotoForewing Length: 13-14mm 

A pale moth with straw base colour and dark cross band. Variegated tawny and olive browns give a mottled appearance. The fringes of the wings are chequered. Often seen at rest on Knapweed. 

Flight Period
Single-brooded, end of July to August 

Larval Food plants
Grasses, including Cock’s Foot, Common Couch, False Oat-grass. 

Chalk grassland, other grass habitats including waste ground. 

Wiltshire Status
Widespread and sometimes common.