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



Las Descargues, 25 July 2010
Amphipoea oculea Adult


© Robin Howard

Amphipoea oculea (Linnaeus, 1761)

Ear Moth
La Noctuelle éclatante

Wingspan: 28-34mm

Imago: univoltine - July-September. An occasional visitor to light and sugar recorded from rough grassland, woodland margins and clearings, gardens and open scrub.

Larva: feeds on the roots of various grasses. Overwinters as an egg with pupation taking place underground.