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

PTEROPHORIDAE

Pterophorinae

Las Descargues, 15 June 2011
Chaemidophorus rhododactyla Adult

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© Robin Howard

Chaemidophorus rhododactyla ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Wingspan: 18-26mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-June to August when it is a scarce visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of woodland margins and scrub on the Fournanty Plateau.

The larvae feed on the young leaves, buds and eventually the flowers of Rosa spp., overwintering as young larvae.

 

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