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



Las Descargues, 4 June 2010
Ancylis upupana Adult


© Robin Howard

Ancylis upupana (Treitschke, 1835)

Wingspan: 13-19mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August when it is a scarce visitor to light with only a single record from the mv lights at Las Descargues and none at all from any other local sites. A species of birch and oak woodland.

The larva feeds on Ulmus, Betula, Quercus spp.