Agrotis bigramma, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Agrotis bigramma, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Agrotis bigramma (Esper, 1790)


Agrotis bigramma is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Agrotis bigramma (Esper, 1790)

Phalaena (Noctua) bigramma (Esper, 1790)

Agrotis crassa (Hübner, 1803)

Noctua conspicua (Hübner, 1824)

Agrotis lata (Treitschke, 1835)

Agrotis golickei (Erschoff, 1871)

Agrotis huguenini (Rühl, 1891)

Common name

Great Dart


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Agrotini > Genus: Agrotis


40-48 mm


Xerophilous meadows, woodland fringes, vineyards, glades, rocky hills, fields on sandy soils.

Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the lowest leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Poaceae, Scrophulariaceae (Verbascum), etc.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plants Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi