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

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, September, 2008
Noctua tirrenica Adult

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© Robin Howard

Noctua tirrenica Biebinger, Speidel & Hanigk, 1983

La Frangée méditerranéenne

Wingspan: 46-56mm

Imago: Univoltine, on the wing from June to October but unlike N. fimbriata it has a summer diapause during the hottest months. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded at Las Descargues but is more commonly taken on the Causse.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants.

 

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