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



Las Descargues, 2 July 2009
Mythimna conigera Adult


© Robin Howard

Mythimna conigera ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Brown-line Bright-eye
La Conigère

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August when it is attracted to light and has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those bordering the unmanaged meadows of the plateau and the margins of the broadleaved woodlands.

The larva feeds on various grasses overwintering as a small larva, pupation takes place underground.