Actinotia radiosa

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Actinotia radiosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Actinotia
Species: A. radiosa
Binomial name
Actinotia radiosa
(Esper, 1804)
  • Phalaena (Noctua) radiosa Esper, 1804
  • Noctua lyncea Hübner, [1809]

Actinotia radiosa is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in southern Europe and the southern parts of central Europe, Anotolia, southern Russia and the Caucasus region. In mountainous areas it is found up to heights of 1,800 meters.

The wingspan is 28-33-36 mm. Adults are on wing from April to May and from July to August in two generations. There are mostly day active. Adults have been recorded feeding on flower nectar of various plants, including Vicia cracca, Salvia pratensis, Echium, Onobrychis and Thymus.

The larvae feed on the flowers and fruit of Hypericum species. They hide during the day.


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