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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, May, 2008
Dicestra trifolii Adult

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© Robin Howard

Dicestra trifolii (Hufnagel, 1766)

Nutmeg
La Noctuelle du trfle

Wingspan: 23-39mm

Imago: Bivoltine, on the wing from April to June and again from July to September. It is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded frequently at Las Descargues and from most open habitats.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants but has also been recorded on conifer seedlings and Alium spp. Overwinters as a pupa underground.

 

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