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



Las Descargues, 23 August 2013
Eublemma purpurina Adult


© Robin Howard

Eublemma purpurina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Beautiful Marbled
La Noctuelle purpurine

Wingspan: 23-26mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to July and again from August to October. A species of dry, herb-rich grassland and gardens it is a regular visitor to light traps in upland and lowland sites.

Larvae feed on Cirsium spp.