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



Las Descargues, 21 August 2006
Hypatima rhomboidella Adult


© Robin Howard

Hypatima rhomboidella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 17-20mm

A univoltine species on the wing from August to October when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but is more abundant along the woodland margins of the gorge and the birch woodland where the foodplants are more commonly found.

The larva feeds on Betula, Alnus, Populus tremula, Carpinus, Corylus avellana etc.