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



Las Descargues, 16 June 2005
Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis Adult


© Neil Sherman

Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 12-21mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to the end of June. Recorded as a singleton at Las Descargues. A species of mesophilous grassy habitats, riverside habitats, woodland ecotones and rides and unmanaged grassland.

Larvae feed on the roots of Euphorbia spp. spending a year in the root.