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



Las Descargues, 27 October 2010
Trigonophora flammea Adult


© Robin Howard

Trigonophora flammea (Esper, 1785)

Flame Brocade
La Noctuelle embrasée

Wingspan: 42-48mm

A univoltine species flying from mid-September to late-November when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all Las Descargues traps, open woodland and calcareous grassy slopes.

Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants before overwintering as small larvae with pupation taking place underground.