Straw Dot

Rivula sericealis

The Straw Dot is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe including the Iberian Peninsula and South Fennoscandia and South to North Africa. In an easterly direction, the species occurs across the Palearctic to the Pacific Ocean and Japan. The species closely resembles Evergestis forficalis.
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Appearance

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. The length of the forewings is 13–15 mm. Forewing triangular, the apex rectangular, the termen curved; veins 7, 8, 9 stalked. Forewing straw yellow, becoming deeper terminally; with a black brown reniform stigma containing two black dots; inner and outer lines brownish, obscure, the outer
sinuous, excurved round the cell; hindwing luteous with a yellow tinge, darker terminally.
Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) In a forested area in Lubbeek, Belgium. August 2012. Belgium,Geotagged,Rivula sericealis,Summer

Behavior

The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.

Larva green;dorsal line darker; subdorsal white; head greenish ochreous.The larvae feed on various grasses, such as False Brome and Purple Moor Grass.

Different habitats include moist grasslands, wasteland, sparse forests, alder forests and parklands.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNoctuidae
GenusRivula
SpeciesR. sericealis
Photographed in
Belgium
Netherlands