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



Las Descargues, 6 June 2010
Mythimna scirpi Adult


© Robin Howard

Mythimna scirpi (Duponchel, 1836)

Wingspan: 34-40mm

A univoltine, variable species on the wing from May to July. A scarce species of dry, open grassland it has been recorded at Las Descargues but is more often encountered on the Causse. It is attracted to light.

The larva feeds on various grass species.