Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Eupsilia transversa

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2256 / 73.210

General comments:
Widespread resident.

The Satellite takes its name from the two small 'satellites' in orbit around the reniform stigma of the forewing and this latter marking may be either pure white or various shades of yellow. The relative frequency of the two forms does not appear to have been recorded in Hertfordshire, but it can be said with certainty that the notion of a colour change taking place during hibernation is a myth without foundation.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/04/2024121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
13/03/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
13/03/2024120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
11/03/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
27/02/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-April.
Foodplant:   Omnivorous Broadleaved trees and shrubs - Moth larvae
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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