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



Las Descargues, September, 2008
Perizoma bifaciata Adult


© Robin Howard

Perizoma bifaciata (Haworth, 1809)

Barred Rivulet
Périzome souligné

Wingspan: 15-25mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to late June and again from August to the end of October. Recorded from the mv traps at Las Descargues and from most calcareous grassland sites on the plateau and the Causse.

The larva feeds onOdontites, Euphrasia, Bartsia spp. Overwinters for up to five years as a pupa underground.