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



Las Descargues, 30 July 2015
Spodoptera exigua Pupa


© Robin Howard

Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)

Small Mottled Willow
La Noctuelle exiguë

Wingspan: 28-31mm

A plurivoltine, migratory species flying from April through to the end of October. It is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and those in most other habitats. A species of dry open habitats.

The larva feeds on various low-growing hebaceous plants.