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2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Littleborough, Lancashire

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2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 32-37 mm.

A common species over most of the British Isles, which doesn't tend to vary in appearance, except perhaps in the shade of brown of the forewings.

It generally flies from May to July, with an occasional second brood in the south.

Favouring suburban habitats as well as salt-marshes, the larval foodplants in the wild are usually orache (Atriplex) and goosefoot (Chenopodium), but it can sometimes attack cultivated tomatoes, feeding internally in the fruit.

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