Lygephila viciae

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Lygephila viciae
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Lygephila
Species: L. viciae
Binomial name
Lygephila viciae
(Hübner, 1822)
  • Noctua viciae Hübner, 1822
  • Ophiusa viciae coronillae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
  • Toxocampa stigmata Wileman, 1911

Lygephila viciae is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in most of Europe.

The wingspan is 35–36 mm. There are two generations per year depending on the location. Adults are on wing from May to September.

The larvae feed on Astragalus, Coronilla, Lathyrus, Polygonum and Melilotus species.


  • Waring, P. en M. Townsend (2006) Nachtvlinders, veldgids met alle in Nederland en België voorkomende soorten, Baarn: Tirion.

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