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



Las Descargues, 18 August 2009
Spodoptera exigua Adult


© Robin Howard

Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)

Small Mottled Willow
La Noctuelle exiguë

Wingspan: 26-32mm

Imago: A plurivoltine migrant species on the wing here from April to November but with the majority of records from the autumn months. The species is attracted to light but has also been observed on honeydew.

Larva: Polyphagous on various herbaceous plants.