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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 13 June 2009
Melanchra persicariae Adult

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© Robin Howard

Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)

Dot Moth
La Noctuelle de la persicaire

Wingspan: 38-48mm

Imago: univoltine - May-August. An occasional visitor to light and sugar it has been recorded from woodlands, garden and various open habitats.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous and woody plants, overwinters as a pupa underground.

 

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