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



Las Descargues, 19 July 2010
Xanthorhoe quadrifasciata Adult


© Matthew Gandy

Xanthorhoe quadrifasciata (Clerck, 1759)

Large Twin-spot Carpet
La Phalène quadrifasciée

Wingspan: 30-35mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded at Las Descargues and from the gorge woods and unmanaged meadows of the plateau. A species of broadleaved woodland and scrubby heath.

Larvae feed on Plantago, Primula officinalis, Impatiens overwintering as small larvae with pupation taking place in loose earth.