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



Las Descargues, 25 October 2007
Spudaea ruticilla Adult


© Robin Howard

Spudaea ruticilla (Esper, 1791)

La Xanthie de l'yeuse

Wingspan: 29-38mm

A univoltine species with a partial second generation in the autumn. On the wing from February to April and again in October and November it has been recorded at Las Descargues in the gardens and along the gorge woodland margins. A species of oak woodland.

Larvae feed on Quercus spp.