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



Peche Merle, Lot, 25 June 2010
Chamaesphecia euceraeformis Adult female


© Michael Andrews

Chamaesphecia euceraeformis (Ochsenheimer, 1816)

Wingspan: 17-24mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to July. The illustrated specimen was taken at Peche Merle, Lot. A species favouring calcareous, rocky habitats, woodland margins and scrub.

Larvae spend one to two years in the root of Euphorbia spp.

Specimen determined by Dr Franz Puhringer.


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