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



Las Descargues, 2 August 2015
Agrotis bigramma Adult


© Robin Howard

Agrotis bigramma (Hübner, 1803)

Great Dart
La Noctuelle trapue

Wingspan: 40-48mm

A univoltine species on the wing from August to October. An occasional visitor to light, recorded from rough grassland and open scrub. It has been taken at Las Descargues, Ladirat and no more than twice on the Causse.

The larvae are polyphagous on the roots of various herbaceous plants and grasses. Overwinters as a larva with pupation taking place underground in the spring.