Noctuoidea

Amphipyrinae

Imago
Genus
Amphipyra
Species
tragopoginis
Author/Year
Clerck, 1759
English Vernacular
Mouse Moth
French Vernacular
Noctuelle du Salsifis
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 32mm - 40mm

Imago: Univoltine, a common species that can be found in a variety of habitats such as woodland and fenland to gardens.  It is attracted to both light and sugar and can also be found visiting nectar rich flowers by night.

Larva: Polyphagous, feed on many different herbaceous plants and trees such as fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hawthorn (Crataegus) and sallow (salix ssp)

Overwinter: As a ova

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