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



Las Descargues, 9 June 2010
Platyptilia gonodactyla Adult


© Robin Howard

Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 20-30mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in May and June and again from August to early October. It is an occasional visitor to light and has been recorded from mv traps at Las Descargues and from the ridge meadows. A species of open meadows and dry grassy habitats.

The larva feeds on Tussilago.