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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 20 July 2010
Hoplodrina octogenaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hoplodrina octogenaria (Goeze, 1781)

Uncertain
La Noctuelle de la morgeline

Wingspan: 29-34mm

A univoltine species flying from June to September when it is a frequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues, the Fournanty Plateau and the Causse. A species of diverse habitats from woodland to urban gardens.

The larvae are polyphagous feeding on various herbaceous plants, they overwinter as larvae with pupation taking place underground in spring.

 

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