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



Las Descargues, 31 July 2007
Epiblema scutulana Adult


© Robin Howard

Epiblema scutulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 18-23mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late April to August when it occasionally visits the lights at Las Descargues but is more commonly encountered in and on the margins of the unmanaged grassland of the plateau.

Larvae ffed on Carduus nutans, Cirsium vulgare, Arctium, Centaurea etc.