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

NOCTUIDAE

Bryophilinae

Las Descargues, 19 July 2013
Nyctobrya algae Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nyctobrya algae (Fabricius, 1775)

Tree-lichen Beauty
La Bryophile vert-mousse

Wingspan: 24-30mm

Imago: univoltine - July-September. A variable and frequently abundant species of broadleaved woodland, woodland margins and the gardens at Las Descargues. It is attracted to light.

Larva: feeds on various species of lichen, overwintering as a larva.

 

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