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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 24 August 2010
Thalpophila matura Adult

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© Robin Howard

Thalpophila matura (Hufnagel, 1766)

Straw Underwing
La Cythérée

Wingspan: 38-46mm

Imago: univoltine - June-September. A species of calcareous grassland, open woodland, woodland margins and gardens it is a regular visitor to light and sugar.

Larva: feeds on various species of grass overwintering as a small larva with pupation occurring underground.

 

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