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



Las Descargues, June, 2008
Pachetra sagittigera Adult


© Robin Howard

Pachetra sagittigera (Hufnagel, 1766)

Feathered Ear
La Coureuse

Wingspan: 36-41mm

A univoltine species flying from May to July when it is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues traps those on the margins of the unmanaged meadows of the ridge but not from any of the lowland sites.

The larva is polyphagous on grasses and herbaceous plants.