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



Las Descargues, 24 August 2013
Luperina dumerilii Adult


© Robin Howard

Luperina dumerilii (Duponchel, 1826)

Dumeril's Rustic
La Noctuelle de Duméril

Wingspan: 24-35mm

A highly variable univoltine species on the wing from August to October. A common visitor to light recorded from traps in dry grassland, woodland margins, gardens and the Causse.

The larva feeds on the roots of various grass species before overwintering as a larva.