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



Las Descargues, 19 April 2009
Orthosia gracilis Adult


© Robin Howard

Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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L'Orthosie gracile

Wingspan: 35-42mm

Imago: univoltine - March-May. A species of damp habitats and yet it is regularly recorded at Las Descargues well above any such natural haunts. An occasional visitor to light and sugar.

Larva: feeds on various herbaceous plants and woody perennials overwintering underground in the pupal state.