The Satellite Eupsilia transversa
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Noctuidae » Xyleninae
A number of variations, usually with reddish-brown ground colour, and white or orange reniform stigmata. The small 'satellites' either side of the stigma can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.
Adults emerge in September, and can be met any time throughout the winter until April, in mild conditions, when they can be attracted especially to sugar, but also to light.
Larva feeds on the foliage of broad-leaved trees and shrubs, and, as it approaches maturity, on various insects, including aphids and the larvae of other moth species.