Irish moths

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae

2353     *     Flounced Rustic     *     Luperina testacea

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 30-35mm. Very variable in colour and size

Flight time: July-September
Habitat: Dry grasslands, coastal sand-dunes

Larvae feed underground on roots and stem-bases of grasses

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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