Neha Patil

Eriopygodes imbecilla

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
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Similar  Lasionycta skraelingia, Lacanobia contigua, Mythimna ferrago, Double square‑spot, Lacanobia

Eriopygodes imbecilla, common name the Silurian, is a moth of the Noctuidae family.



This species is present in most of Europe.


This species commonly lives on gullies and hollows in high moorland areas with host plants.


The wingspan is 24–27 mm. The color of these small moths may vary from tawny to reddish brown. Forewings usually show a pale kidney mark and two wavy cross lines, but often these markings are quite indistinct. Usually females are darker or chocolate brown and smaller than the males. The rear wings are often pale greyish.


Adults fly from June to July. Larvae are polyphagous on low plants, mainly feeding on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), heath bedstraw (Galium saxatile), Knautia and Lamium.


Eriopygodes imbecilla Wikipedia

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