Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09591 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa, (Haworth, 1809)

BF2270 (ABH73.193)


General Information

This is a highly variable species, with individuals ranging from yellowish orange to dark brown.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua), Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus), grasses
Flying: One generation, late August-mid October
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Grassland, heathland, other grassy areas and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis

Larva Type:
Brown, grey, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: