Hadena albimacula - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 29 May 2014
Hadena albimacula Adult


© Robin Howard

Hadena albimacula (Borkhausen, 1792)

White Spot
La Noctuelle macule blanche

Wingspan: 32-36mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is a scarce visitor to light. Recorded from the garden traps at Las Descargues and the Causse. A species of open calcareous habitats.

The larva feeds on Silene spp. before overwintering as a pupa underground.