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



Las Descargues, 18 April 2007
Orthosia incerta Adult


© Robin Howard

Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766)

Clouded Drab
La Fragile

Wingspan: 32-42mm

A univoltine species flying from February to May. A frequent visitor to light and sugar, recorded from all habitats and sites but appears most commonly in the broadleaved woodland of the ridge at Las Descargues. Several unusual forms have been recorded here.

Larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, Quercus, Betula, Corylus, Crataegus etc., overwinters as a pupa underground.