Ammoconia senex

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Ammoconia senex
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Ammoconia
Species: A. senex
Binomial name
Ammoconia senex
(Geyer, 1828)
  • Noctua senex Geyer, 1828
  • Mythimna senex

Ammoconia senex is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the European part of the Mediterranean Region and an isolated population near the Middle Rhine. It is also found in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iraq and Iran.

The wingspan is 36–46 mm. Adults are on wing from September to October or November.

The larvae feed on various low-growing plants, including Plantago and Taraxacum.


  • Ammoconia senex senex (northern Mediterranean Region)
  • Ammoconia senex mediorhenana Fuchs, 1879 (Middle Rhine)
  • Ammoconia senex typhoea Turati, 1909 (Sicily)
  • Ammoconia senex wagneri (Boursin, 1935) (Bulgaria)
  • Ammoconia senex victoris Ronkay & Varga, 1994 (Turkey)
  • Ammoconia senex rjabovi Ronkay & Varga, 1984 (Dagestan)
  • Ammoconia senex transhamadanensis Gyulai & Ronkay, 2006 (Iran)


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