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



Las Descargues, 4 June 2010
Hydriomena impluviata Adult


© Robin Howard

Hydriomena impluviata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

May Highflyer
La Larentie arrosée

Wingspan: 28-34mm

A univoltine species on the wing from MAy to July when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and the Bave Valley. A species of damp woodland and carr.

The larva feeds on Alnus, Salix, Betula, Populus etc. Overwinters as a pupa often under bark on the foodplant.