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



Las Descargues, 7 September 2009
Apamea lateritia Adult


© Robin Howard

Apamea lateritia (Hufnagel, 1766)

Scarce Brindle

Wingspan: 40-50mm

In France this a montagne species, here on the edge of the Massif Central it is an unusual moth. A univoltine species flying from June to September when it is a rare visitor to light, recorded from Las Descargues but never from the Causse.

The larva feeds on various grass species overwintering as a larva.