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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2009
Heliothis maritima Adult


© Robin Howard

Heliothis maritima Graslin, 1855

Shoulder-striped Clover

Wingspan: 29-36mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to September when it is frequently attracted to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of the heath and woodland heath of the plateau.

The larva feeds on Erica, Calluna, Spergularia spp., overwinters as a pupa on the ground or occasionally below it.