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



Las Descargues, 24 September 2010
Agrochola litura Adult


© Robin Howard

Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1758)

Brown-spot Pinion
La Modeste

Wingspan: 32-39mm

A univoltine species flying here between August and late October when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded from all sites although it appears more abundantly in woodland habitats.

Larvae feed predominantly on deciduous trees and shrubs particularly Quercus oak and Crataegus hawthorn species. Overwinters as ova before feeding commences in spring. Pupation takes place underground.