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



Las Descargues, 12 July 2013
Conisania luteago Adult


© Robin Howard

Conisania luteago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Barrett's Marbled Coronet
La Noctuelle limoneuse

Wingspan: 32-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to the end of July when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of dry woodland and adjacent herb-rich meadows.

Larvae feed on the Caryophyllacaea before boring into stem and then roots overwintering as pupae in a cocoon in the root system of the foodplant.