Noctuidae » Hadeninae
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.