Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

Noctuidae » Hadeninae

Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

73.267 (BF2160) Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 32-37mm. Forewing length 14-19mm.

The shade of the brown forewing may vary a little. Note the ‘brown-eye’, the kidney-mark with the bright orange blotch in the centre, and the white cross-line forming a ‘W’.

The adult flies May to July, and is found in various habitats, including suburban gardens. Common and widespread. The larva feeds on a wide variety of wild and cultivated herbaceous and woody plants.

© Pete Hillman July 2015.

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