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Athetis pallustris (Marsh Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

Athetis pallustris, the marsh moth , is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in most of Europe, the southern Urals, southern Russia, Ukraine, eastern Turkey, Siberia, the Amur region, Mongolia and northern China. The wingspan is 18–34 mm. The males are considerably larger. The females have more rounded forewings and tend to fly less readily. Adults are on wing from May to June. The larvae feed on various low-growing plants, such as Plantago species (including Plantago major).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Flachshübel, s. Wolfersweiler 27 Germany  
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[1]
Rubus caesius (European dewberry)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)2
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)2
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)4
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)2
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)2
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)2
Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)2
Charanyca trigrammica (Treble Lines)2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Coleophora potentillae2
Coscinia cribraria (Speckled Footman)2
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)2
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)2
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)2
Habrosyne pyritoides (Buff Arches)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Idaea aversata (Riband Wave Moth)2
Linaria cannabina (Common Linnet)2
Mesoleuca albicillata (Beautiful Carpet Moth)2
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)2
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)2
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)3
Pegomya rubivora (raspberry cane maggot)2
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)2
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)3
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)2
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)2
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)2
Sideridis albicolon2
Xestia rhomboidea (Square-spotted Clay)2




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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