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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 8 July 2009
Aethetes gluteosa Adult

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© Robin Howard

Aethetes gluteosa (Treitschke, 1835)

L'Athétide du fer-à-cheval

Wingspan: 28-33mm

A bivoltine, Mediterranean species flying from May to September. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from Las Descargues and the Causse traps. A species of dry grassland and scrub, garrigue.

The larva is polyphagous on herbaceous plants.

 

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