Trachea atriplicis

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Trachea atriplicis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Trachea
Species: T. atriplicis
Binomial name
Trachea atriplicis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Orache Moth (Trachea atriplicis) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in all of Europe, east to the Pacific Ocean and Japan.

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 5

The wingspan is 38–42 mm. The length of the forewings is 20–22 mm. The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on herbaceous plants, such as Atriplex, Polygonum aviculare, Chenopodium and Rumex.

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