Search: in
Eurois occulta
Eurois occulta in Encyclopedia Encyclopedia
  Tutorials     Encyclopedia     Videos     Books     Software     DVDs  
       





Eurois occulta

The Great Brocade or Great Gray Dart (Eurois occulta) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Northern and Central Europe, Northern and Central Asia and the Northern parts of North America (coast to coast in Canada, south in east to Virginia and the Great Lakes States).

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 5
Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 5

The wingspan is 50-60 mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location. There is one generation in North America.

It has been suggested, based partly on pupal remains in peat, that outbreaks of this species played a role in the collapse of Viking settlements in Greenland[1][2]. Unfortunately these deposits at Anavik are now dried out and any potential evidence has been lost.

The larvae feed on Myrica gale, Vaccinium, Birch, Willow and other herbaceous plants.

References

  1. Iversen, J. (1934). Moorgeologische Untersuchungen auf Gr nland. Meddelelser fra Geologiske Foreningen 8: 342-358
  2. Iversen, J. (1954). Origin of the flora of western Greenland in the light of pollen analysis. Oikos 4: 85-103

External links

cy:Bw u mawr de:Graue Heidelbeereule hu: ri s l pi-bagolylepke nl:Grote bosbesuil pms:Eurois occulta vi:Eurois occulta






Source: Wikipedia | The above article is available under the GNU FDL. | Edit this article



Search for Eurois occulta in Tutorials
Search for Eurois occulta in Encyclopedia
Search for Eurois occulta in Videos
Search for Eurois occulta in Books
Search for Eurois occulta in Software
Search for Eurois occulta in DVDs
Search for Eurois occulta in Store




Advertisement




Eurois occulta in Encyclopedia
Eurois_occulta top Eurois_occulta

Home - Add TutorGig to Your Site - Disclaimer

©2011-2013 TutorGig.info All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement