© Robin Howard
Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758)
La Noctuelle du gramen
Imago: Univoltine, flying from June to August when it is a rare visitor to light and sugar but is encountered during the day. It has been recorded from Las Descargues and from the ridge meadows but not from the calcareous Causse sites.
Larva: Feeds on many of the hard-bladed grasses after overwintering as an egg. Pupation takes place underground amongst grass roots.