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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Cornwall, August 1994
Luperina nickerlii Adult

9803

© Robin Howard

Luperina nickerlii (Freyer, 1845)

Sandhill Rustic
La Lupérine de la fétuque

Wingspan: 30-38mm

A univoltine species yet to be recorded at Las Descargues. In France the species is found on the wing in July and August. The illustration is of a Cornish subspecies leechi where the male is a frequent visitor to light and the female can be found on stems of the foodplant.

A calcicolous species with larvae feeding on various grasses, Festuca ovina, Lolium and Deschampsia spp.

 

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