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

NOCTUIDAE

Hadeninae

Las Descargues, 1 September 2013
Actinotia hyperici Adult

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© Robin Howard

Actinotia hyperici ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Pale-shouldered Cloud
La Noctuelle du millepertuis

Wingspan: 30-36mm

Imago: bivoltine - March-June ; July-November. A western-Palearctic species of rough grassland, open scrub, woodland margins and gardens. It is attracted to light.

Larva: feeds on Hypericum spp., overwintering as a pupa underground.

 

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