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



Las Descargues, 26 May 2010
Apamea epomidion Adult


© Robin Howard

Apamea epomidion (Haworth, 1809)

Clouded Brindle
La Noctuelle hépatique

Wingspan: 36-44mm

A univoltine species flying from May to the end of July when it has been a frequent visitor to light at Las Descargues and all traps situated in or adjacent to broadleaved woodland and scrubby habitats.

The larva feeds on various grass species overwintering as a fully fed larva before pupating on the soil surface in early spring.