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



Pierre Martine, Causse de Gramat, June 2005
Hadena luteago Adult


© Neil Sherman

Hadena luteago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Barrett's Marbled Coronet
La Noctuelle limoneuse

Wingspan: 35-43mm

A ponto-mediterranean and quite variable species with a single generation flying from late-May to August when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more often encountered in the herb-rich, dry meadows of the Causse.

The larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.