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



Las Descargues, 4 June 2010
Perizoma albulata Adult


© Robin Howard

Perizoma albulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Grass Rivulet
La Phalène du rhinanthe

Wingspan: 22-26mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to early August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the mv lights at Las Descargues and from the Causse. A species of calcareous grassland.

The larva feeds on the ripening seeds of Euphrasia officinalis before overwintering as a pupa below ground.