Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Hadeninae » Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758) 73.267 (BF2160)
Forewing length 14-19mm. Forewing length 14-19mm. The shade of the brown forewing may vary a little. Note the ‘brown-eye’, the kidney-mark with the bright orange blotch in the centre, and the white cross-line forming a ‘W’. The larva feeds on a wide variety of wild and cultivated herbaceous and woody plants. The adult flies May to July, and is found in various habitats, including suburban gardens. Common and widespread.


Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea

Attracted to outside light, back garden, South Staffordshire. 7th July 2018. Photos © Peter Hillman.