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



Las Descargues, 6 December 2009
Alsophila aceraria Adult


© Robin Howard

Alsophila aceraria ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Pale Maple Moth
Alsophile automnale

Wingspan: 24-33mm

A univoltine species on the wing from October to January when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. Recorded from the garden traps and those bordering the broadleaved woodland of the plateau.

The larva feeds on various broadleaved trees.