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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 14 July 2013
Hadena compta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hadena compta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Varied Coronet
L'Arrangée

Wingspan: 28-34mm

Imago: univoltine with an occasional second brood in the hottest of years - April-August (September). Comes late to light and has been recorded from calcareous grassland but its wanderings take it many other habitats.

Larva: feeds on Silene vulgaris before overwintering as a pupa underground.

 

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