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



Las Descargues, 27 September 2010
Omphaloscelis lunosa Adult


© Robin Howard

Omphaloscelis lunosa (Haworth, 1809)

Lunar Underwing
L'Omphaloscélis à lunule

Wingspan: 30-37mm

A univoltine species on the wing in September and October with occasional individuals recorded in early November. It is attracted to light and has been recorded from all sites where meadows and other forms of grassland are present.

Larvae feed on various grass species, overwintering as early instar larvae.