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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 27 October 2010
Allophyes oxyacanthae Adult

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© Robin Howard

Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Green-brindled Crescent
L'Aubépinière

Wingspan: 38-48mm

A univoltine species flying from September to November. It is attracted to light and has been recorded at Las Descargues, in the broadleaved woodlands of the area and in the scrub of the plateau.

Larva feed on Crataegus and Prunus spp. Overwinters as an egg and pupates after feeding underground.

 

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