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

GEOMETRIDAE

Ennominae

Las Descargues, 3 July 2009
Nychiodes obscuraria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Nychiodes obscuraria (Viller, 1789)

Dusky Annulet
La Boarmie obscure

Wingspan: male - 37-50mm female - 40-48mm

Possibly bivoltine on the wing from May to September when it is an infrequent visitor to the lights of Las Descargues but only slightly more common on the Causse. A species of south-facing wooded slopes, rocky scarps and dry, grassy habitats.

Larvae feed on Erica arborea, Prunus, Genista, Ulex spp.

 

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