Early Grey Xylocampa areola
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Noctuidae » Psaphidinae
One of the earliest moths to emerge in the season, flying from March to May. The Forewing is ash grey with rough texture and marbled with blackish grey. Oval and kidney mark are pale and there is an additional oval joined to the first, and also to the kidney mark in most cases. Base colour varies with notable variation in shade from light to dark
One of the earliest moths to emerge in the season, flying from March to May. Larvae which are yellowish-brown feed on honeysuckle (Lonicera).
Inhabits lightly wooded areas and suburban locations, where it is often a visitor to the garden light-trap.