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The Union Rustic (Eremobina pabulatricula) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.


Similar in size and shape to the Double Lobed, this species has a thick white band on the outer edge of the forewing, a chalky white crossline, a w-shaped mark near the thorax, and a small, white-rimmed kidney mark. The forewing also has some dark patterning. This species flies from July till the end of summer.


This species feeds on various grasses, and the larvae can be seen from Autumn till early Summer.


Now extinct in Britain, this species was once found in several counties, one of the most populated was Yorkshire, but was last record in Britain in 1935 in Hertfordshire.