Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Orthosia gracilis
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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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Orthosia gracilis
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
The wingspan is 35–40 mm. Adults are on wing from April to May.
The larvae feed on Myrica gale and Salix species (including Salix repens and Salix caprea). Other recorded food plants include Thalictrum flavum, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum, Rubus idaeus, Filipendula ulmaria, Malus domestica, Cotoneaster, Prunus cerasus, Prunus padus, Trifolium pratense, Lysimachia vulgaris, Chrysanthemum vulgare, Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia vulgaris, Cirsium arvense and Taraxacum vulgare.
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