Amphipyra effusa, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Amphipyra effusa, Crete - photo © Luca Sattin

Amphipyra effusa (Boisduval, 1828)


Amphipyra effusa is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Amphipyra effusa (Boisduval, 1828)

Pyrois effusa (Boisduval, 1828)

Amphipyra sciaphila (Staudinger, 1870)

Amphipyra gallica (Schawerda, 1927)

Common name

Languard Ochre


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Amphipyrinae > Genus: Amphipyra


41-48 mm

Garrigue and maquis scrubland.
Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Cistaceae (Cistus), Ericaceae (Erica), Leguminosae (Calicotome villosa, Cytisus), Rosaceae (Rubus), Umbelliferae (Foeniculum vulgare), Rubiaceae (Galium), etc.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Plant Parasites of Europe