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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 28 September 2013
Polymixis xanthomista Adult

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© Robin Howard

Polymixis xanthomista (Hübner, 1818)

Black-banded
La Ceinture noire

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A univoltine species on the wing from July through to October when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and only slightly more abundant on the Causse. An Antlantic-Mediterranean species favouring xerothermic habitats.

Larvae are polyphagous.

 

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