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Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)

Scarce Merveille du Jour
73.0340 (B&F: 2277)

Moma orion (Esper, 1787)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Acronictinae
        »Tribe: Acontiini


A resident species, often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in deciduous woods. Very local, distinctly episodic in numbers and missing from central areas of the county for many years. Numbers are increasing though. A single brooded species, mainly flying from late May to mid July. The larvae feed on (pedunculate) oak, sweet chestnut and probably turkey oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)
Brede High Woods , 26 vi 2015
Photo: Roger Chisholm-Batten
Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)
Binstead Wood, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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