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



Las Descargues, September, 2008
Amphipoea lucens Adult


© Robin Howard

Amphipoea lucens (Freyer, 1845)

Large Ear
La Noctuelle chatoyante

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: A univoltine species on the wing from July to October when it is attracted to light but has only been recorded as a singleton from the lower Las Descargues garden trap well away from its preferred habitat. Relatively recently discovered in France from the Doubs in 1975.

Larva: Molinea caerulea and possibly other moorland and wetland grasses.