Noctuoidea

Eustrotiinae

Imago
Genus
Eublemma
Species
ostrina
Author/Year
Hübner, 1808
English Vernacular
Purple Marbled
French Vernacular
Anthophile pourprée
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 16mm - 23mm

Imago: Bi or Trivoltine, the specimen shown is my first record here in the Dordogne as I'm on the limit of its range.  It is a Mediterranean/Asiatic species and sometimes migrates as far north as the UK.  It is attracted to light.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on carline thistle (Carlina vulgaris), thistle (Carduus), sunflower family (Helichrysum) and other composites.

Overwinter: As a larva

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