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



Las Descargues, 20 May 2009
Lacanobia oleracea Adult


© Robin Howard

Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bright-line Brown-eye
La Potagère

Wingspan: 36-44mm

Imago: bivoltine - April-September. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from various habitats, gardens, arable land, heathland, open woodland and occasioanlly from the scrub woodland of the Causse.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous and woody perennials. Overwinters as a pupa underground.