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



Las Descargues, 10 May 2009
Heliothis nubigera Adult


© Robin Howard

Heliothis nubigera Herrich-Schaffer, 1851

Eastern Bordered Straw
La Nubigère

Wingspan: 34-44mm

A rare migrant species from the eastern Mediterranean, bivoltine and flying from April to July and again in September and October. It is unusual to record more than two specimens each year at light but it has been taken at Las Descargues and in the dry, grassland habitats of the Causse and ridge.

Larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants.