Agrotis spinifera, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Agrotis spinifera, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Agrotis spinifera (Hübner, 1808)


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

Scientific name

Agrotis spinifera (Hübner, 1808)

Noctua spinifera (Hübner, 1808)

Telmia spinula (Hübner, 1821)

Agrotis biconica (Kollar, 1844)

Agrotis exigua (Kollar, 1844)

Agrotis aristifera (Guenée, 1852)

Agrotis spiculifera (Guenée, 1852)

Agrotis ferina (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)

Agrotis hodnae (Oberthür, 1878)

Common name

Gregson’s Dart


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


27-36 mm

Food Plant

Wide variety of low plants.

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

*based on a few observations on the island


Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi