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

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, 17 June 2012
Noctua orbona Adult

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© Robin Howard

Noctua orbona (Hufnagel, 1766)

Lunar Yellow Underwing
L'Orpheline

Wingspan: 36-44mm

Imago: Univoltine, fling from June to October with a summer diapause to avoid the hottest months. It is attracted to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and all calcareous and heathland sites in the area.

Larva: Polyphagous on herbaceous plants and the finer grasses, overwinters as a larva before pupating in spring in a thin cocoon.

 

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