Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Ochropleura plecta
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ochropleura plecta
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 41
Species With Barcodes: 1
The forewings of this species are reddish brown with a black streak interrupted by white stigmata and a creamy-yellow streak along the costa which gives the species its common name. The hindwings are pure white. The wingspan is 28–34 mm. Two broods are produced each year with adults flying from April to June and again in August and September. It flies at night and is attracted to light and sugar and also to the flowers of ragwort.
Recorded food plants
- Arachis - Peanut
- Beta - Beet
- Galium - Bedstraw
- Plantago - Plantain
- Salix - Willow
- Senecio - Groundsel
- Trifolium - Clover
See Robinson, G. S et al.
- O. p. plecta - Europe except Iberian Peninsula
- O. p. unimacula - Iberian Peninsula
- The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.
- "Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.".
- Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
- Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles 1984
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