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

NOCTUIDAE

Noctuinae

Las Descargues, 24 July 2010
Axylia putris Adult

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© Robin Howard

Axylia putris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Flame
La Noctuelle putride

Wingspan: 30-38mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from June to late September when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded from all the Las Descargues traps and from diverse habitats throughout the area.

Larvae are polyphagous on a range of low-growing plants before overwintering as a pupae underground.

 

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