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



Las Descargues, August, 2006
Anarta myrtilli Adult


© Robin Howard

Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful Yellow Underwing
La Noctuelle de la myrtille

Wingspan: 24-28mm

Imago: bivoltine - May-September. A regular visitor to light but one that can also be taken from its foodplant during daylight. Recorded from heathland, open woodland and garden habitats.

Larva: feeds on Calluna vulgaris and Vaccinium. Information regarding overwintering has yet to be determined.