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



Las Descargues, August, 2007
Amphipyra tragopoginis Adult


© Robin Howard

Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)

Mouse Moth
La Noctuelle du salsifis

Wingspan: 32-40mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying July to October when it is an occasional visitor to light and sugar on warm, humid nights. It has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and from almost all other habitats in the area.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants, overwinters as an egg, feeding in spring before pupating in a cocoon below ground.