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



Las Descargues, September, 2008
Noctua tirrenica Adult


© Robin Howard

Noctua tirrenica Biebinger, Speidel & Hanigk, 1983

La Frangée méditerranéenne

Wingspan: 46-56mm

Imago: Univoltine, on the wing from June to October but unlike N. fimbriata it has a summer diapause during the hottest months. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded at Las Descargues but is more commonly taken on the Causse.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants.