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



Las Descargues, 13 September 2013
Agrotis trux Adult


© Robin Howard

Agrotis trux (Hübner, 1823)

Crescent Dart
La Noctuelle farouche

Wingspan: 35-42mm

Imago: univoltine - July-November. A scarce visitor to light it has been recorded from various habitats but this is never a common species anywhere.

Larva: polyphagous on herbaceous plants. Overwinters underground or close to the ground with pupation taking place underground in spring.