Elasmostethus intersinctus - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 2 May 2015
Elasmostethus intersinctus Adult

© Robin Howard

Elasmostethus intersinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Birch Shieldbug

Length: 8-11.5mm

A widely distributed species, it overwinters as an adult mates in Spring and is found throughout the year.

Larvae feed on Birch, Aspen and Hazel all of which abound here at Las Descargues.