Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09596 Satellite Eupsilia transversa, (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2256 (ABH73.210)

Christophstal, March 2014
Christophstal, March 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, March 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

The vernacular name of this species comes from the small 'satellites' either side of the stigma. The stigma vary in colour from white to orange and can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Field Maple (Acer campestre), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered


Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in March 2014

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 20 March to 22 October


Larva Type:
Brown, black, white, red, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: