Agrotis cinerea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Agrotis cinerea: Female (eastern Swabian Alb, late May). The adults are often more grayish and not so brown as the pictured individual. [M]

Host plants:
The larvae feed on near-ground plant parts and root approaches.

Habitat:
Agrotis cinerea inhabits warm, gappy and often rocky grasslands. I met a moth in a south-facing limestone juniper grassland in the Swabian Alb.

Life cycle:
The mature caterpillar overwinters. Adults are found from early May to late June.

Endangerment: strongly endangered

Endangerment factors:
Agrotis cinerea has already declined severely due to eutrophication, agricultural intensification, succession (bush encroachment) and overbuilding of grasslands.

Remarks:
Agrotis cinerea occurs in Morocco and Europe to the Urals, also in parts of Western Asia.



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