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



Las Descargues, 20 June 2015
Acronicta cuspis Adult


© Robin Howard

Acronicta cuspis (Hübner, 1813)

Large Dagger
La Cuspide

Wingspan: 34-42mm

A bivoltine species flying from May the end of June and again from early-July to the end of August. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those situated in or adjacent to the wet meadows of the Bave Valley.

Larvae feed on Alnus.