Lacanobia w-latinum - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 15 May 2010
Lacanobia w-latinum Adult


© Robin Howard

Lacanobia w-latinum (Hufnagel, 1766)

Light Brocade
La Noctuelle du gent

Wingspan: 37-42mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to the end of July. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from all traps in calcareous habitats, heathland, unmanaged grassland and the limestone pavement of the Causse.

The larva feeds on Genista, Cytisus, Calluna etc. Overwinters underground in the pupal stage.