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



Las Descargues, 1 June 2010
Adscita statices Adult


© Robin Howard

Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Forester

Wingspan: 22-31mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to July when it can be found flying in sunshine or resting on vegetation, inhabiting calcareous meadows, woodland clearings and rides.

The larva feeds on Rumex acetosa with pupation taking place in a light cocoon amongst vegetation close to the ground.