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

NOCTUIDAE

Acontiinae

Las Descargues, 25 July 2013
Acontia trabealis Adult

9097

© Robin Howard

Acontia trabealis (Scopoli, 1763)

Spotted Sulphur
L'Arlequinette jaune

Wingspan: 22-25mm

A bivoltine species flying from April-June and again from July-September. A variable species and a frequent visitor to light. It has been recorded from woodland rides and clearings, woodland heath and margins, rough grassland and gardens.

Larvae feeds on Convolvulus overwintering as a pupa on or close to the ground among grass stems.

 

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