Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Epirrita dilutata
Public Records: 9
Specimens with Barcodes: 31
Species With Barcodes: 1
Barcode data: Epirrita dilutata
There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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The wingspan is 38–44 mm, the forewings being variably marked with alternating pale and dark bands. Melanism is common and in some locations all-dark individuals make up the majority of the population. The species is extremely similar to two of its relatives, Pale November Moth and Autumnal Moth, and they cannot usually be separated without examination of the genitalia. The November Moth flies at night from September to November and is attracted to light and sometimes to nectar-rich flowers.
Recorded food plants
- Acer - Maple
- Betula - Birch
- Corylus - Hazel
- Crataegus - Hawthorn
- Fraxinus - Ash
- Malus - Apple
- Quercus - Oak
- Ulmus - Elm
- Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
- Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to the Moths of the British Isles 1984
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