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

NOCTUIDAE

Eustrotiinae

Las Descargues, 26 May 2012
Eublemma ostrina Adult

9140

© Robin Howard

Eublemma ostrina (Hübner, 1808)

Purple Marbled

Wingspan: 18-25mm

Imago: Bivoltine - April-June ; July-September. A species of dry, rough grassland, woodland margins and gardens, it is an occasional visitor to light.

Larva: Feeds on Carlina and Echinops spp., pupation takes place in or on flowers of the foodplant.

 

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