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

NOCTUIDAE

Catocalinae

Ladirat, 22 August 2013
Tyta luctuosa Adult

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© Robin Howard

Tyta luctuosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Four-spotted
La Funèbre

Wingspan: 24-27mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to July and again from August to October when it occasionally visits the lights at Las Descargues although appearing more abundant at slightly lower altitudes. A speceis of unamanged calcareous grasslands.

Larvae feed on the young leaves and flowers of Convolvulus, Plantago and Calystegia spp.

 

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