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



Las Descargues, 21 September 2006
Acronicta euphorbiae Adult


© Neil Sherman

Acronicta euphorbiae ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Sweet Gale Moth
La Noctuelle de l'euphorbe

Wingspan: 28-34mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from March to June and again from early July to September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights of Las Descargues and the Causse. A species of verges, woodland margins, farmland and moorland.

Larvae feed an a variety of plants, shrubs and in northern regions trees, Betula, Salix, Plantago, Rubus, Senecio etc.