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



Las Descargues, 10 September 2009
Acontia lucida Adult


© Robin Howard

Acontia lucida (Hufnagel, 1766)

Pale Shoulder
Le Collier blanc

Wingspan: 26-35mm

Imago: plurivoltine - May-October. A frequent visitor to light it is a species of dry, wild flower meadows and a frequent visitor to light in both upland habitats and those of the Causse.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants overwintering as a pupa below ground.