Orthosia (Cororthosia) gracilis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Forewing in male pale grey or ochreous grey, in female dark grey, generally more or less irrorated with dark grey; orbicular and reniform stigmata with pale outlines, filled up with grey, the lower half of reniform dark grey; outer line marked by black dots on veins, the inner mostly obsolete; submarginal line ochreous or rufous, sometimes preceded by a dark shade.
Hindwing in male whitish, becoming grey towards termen, and blackish immediately before the pale fringe, in female wholly grey; - pallida Stph. is a whitish form with hardly any dusting; - in rosea Tutt the ground colour is flesh coloured; - rufescens Cockll is redbrown; - the Japanese form ella Btlr. differs only in being more strongly marked, sometimes with a redbrown flush.

  • Deciduous forests
  • Glades
  • Mixed forests
  • Scrub
  • Steppes
35 - 40 mm
Jarnice hladká
Grå forårsugle
Powdered Quaker
Orthosie gracile
Gelsvasis ankstyvasis pelėdgalvi
Csinos barkabagoly
Sierlijke voorjaarsuil
Piętnówka smuklica
Mora čerkáčová
Grått sälgfly
Совка ранняя темно-серая

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
Artemisia vulgarisCommon Mugwort
Taraxacum officinaleCommon Dandelion
FabaceaeTrifolium Clover
GrossulariaceaeRibes nigrumBlack Currant
RosaceaeMalus domesticaApple tree
Prunus padusBird Cherry
Rosa caninaDog Rose
Rubus idaeusRed raspberry
Rubus plicatusBramble
SalicaceaePopulus tremulaCommon Aspen

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Orthosia (Cororthosia) gracilis gracilisDenis & Schiffermüller, 1775Austria, Wien
Orthosia (Cororthosia) gracilis pallidiorStaudinger, 1888
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