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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 20 July 2013
Hecatera dysodea Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hecatera dysodea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Ranunculus
La Noctuelle dysodée

Wingspan: 32-36mm

Imago: plurivoltine - April-September. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from dry and calcareous, rough grassland, gardens, and woodland margins.

Larva: feeds on Sonchus, Hieracium and Lactuca spp. Overwinters as a pupa underground.

 

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