Euxoa decora

Euxoa decora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Euxoa
Species: E. decora
Binomial name
Euxoa decora
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Noctua decora Denis & Schiffermüller 1775
  • Euxoa nivens Hübner, [1821]
  • Euxoa nebulosa Hübner, [1808]
  • Euxoa decora f. nivalis Vorbrodt, 1912
  • Agrotis decora var. decorata Neuburger, 1904
  • Euxoa decora f. flavomaculata Schawerda, 1924
  • Noctua simulatrix Hübner, [1824]
  • Euxoa livida Staudinger, 1901
  • Agrotis decora var. livida Staudinger, 1901
  • Agrotis decora f. simplex Turati & Verity, 1911
  • Euxoa decora f. flavorenalis Bubacek, 1924
  • Euxoa decora var. albidecora Sohn-Rethel, 1929

Euxoa decora is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in southern and central Europe, Morocco, Algeria, the Caucasus, Armenia, Issyk-Kul, Turkey, Iran and Iraq.


The wingspan is 38-41 mm. Adults are on wing from July to September in one generation.

The larvae feed on a wide range of low growing plants, including Anthyllis vulneraria.


  • Euxoa decora decora (eastern part of the Alps and adjacent regions in the east, northern Italy)
  • Euxoa decora simulatrix (western Alps, Pyrenees)
  • Euxoa decora splendida (Italy (Abruzzi))
  • Euxoa decora macedonica (southern Yugoslasvia, north-western and southern Greece)
  • Euxoa decora olympica (central Greece (Olympus and Grammos Mountains)
  • Euxoa decora hackeri (northern Greece (Mount Phalakron))

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