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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2009
Isturgia murinaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Isturgia murinaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

La Fidonie du trèfle

Wingspan: 26-30mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to September when it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from all grassland, upland traps.

Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, clover Trifolium spp. Vicia, Medicago etc. before pupating in the ground through the winter.