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

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, 6 July 2009
Agrotis puta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Agrotis puta (Hübner, 1803)

Shuttle-shaped Dart
L'Elagueuse

Wingspan: 25-33mm

A bivoltine moth on the wing from April to June and again from July to October when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more frequently taken from the woodland of the plateau. A species of open woods, heath and the rough grassland of the plateau.

Larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants.

 

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