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



Las Descargues, 22 August 2006
Idaea rufaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Idaea rufaria (Hübner, 1799)

Dotted Wave
Acidalie rousse

Wingspan: 20-25mm

A univoltine, montagne species on the wing from early-July to late-August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded at Las Descargues and the higher ground towards the east. Absent from the Causse. A species of dry, open habitats.

The larva feeds on various low growing plants Stellaria media etc.