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Athetis pallustris

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Domain  Eukarya
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Scientific name  Athetis pallustris
Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Athetis, Pachetra sagittigera, Aporophyla lutulenta, Acosmetia caliginosa, Archanara dissoluta

Athetis pallustris, the marsh moth , is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in most of Europe, the southern Urals, southern Russia, Ukraine, eastern Turkey, Siberia, the Amur region, Mongolia and northern China.

The wingspan is 18–34 mm. The males are considerably larger. The females have more rounded forewings and tend to fly less readily. Adults are on wing from May to June.

The larvae feed on various low-growing plants, such as Plantago species (including Plantago major).

References

Athetis pallustris Wikipedia


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