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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 2 May 2009
Hadena bicruris Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766)

Lychnis
La Noctuelle capsulaire

Wingspan: 30-40mm

Imago: A bivoltin species on the wing from April to June and again in August and September. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues traps and those in various habitats throughout the region.

Larva: Feeds on Silene, Dianthus and Lychnis before overwintering as a pupa underground.

 

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